Blepharoplasty After Eyelid Surgery Information

Explore recovery issues after blepharoplasty eye lid tightening, lift, and sculpture by Dr. Michael Bermant, MD.

Michael Bermant, MD
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Care after your surgery
After surgery, Dr. Bermant will probably lubricate your eyes with ointment and may apply a bandage. You may be asked to wear a special Swiss Therapy Mask for comfort and to limit swelling. It is a hydrocolloid cool compress.

Swiss Therapy cool eyelid compress after blepharoplasty lift and tightening surgery. After blepharoplasty eyelid surgery can be much more comfortable with Swiss Therapy cold compress

Swiss Therapy cool gel mask soothes and comforts Dr. Bermant's patients after surgery.

This clear moist material limits bruising, swelling, and feels good after surgery.

Purchase this Swiss Therapy Gel Cooling mask online.

Your eyelids may feel tight and sore as the anesthesia wears off, but you can control any discomfort with the pain medication prescribed by Dr. Bermant. If you feel any severe pain, call Dr. Bermant immediately.

Dr. Bermant will instruct you to keep your head elevated for several days, and to use cold compresses to reduce swelling and bruising. (Bruising varies from person to person: it reaches its peak during the first week, and generally lasts anywhere from two weeks to a month.) You'll be shown how to clean your eyes, which may be gummy for a week or so. Many doctors recommend eyedrops, since your eyelids may feel dry at first and your eyes may burn or itch. For the first few weeks you may also experience excessive tearing, sensitivity to light, and temporary changes in your eyesight, such as blurring or double vision.

Dr. Bermant will follow your progress very closely for the first week or two. The stitches will be removed two days to a week after surgery. Once they're out, the swelling, bruising, and discoloration around your eyes will gradually subside, and you'll start to look and feel much better.

Getting back to normal - limitations of activity
You should be able to read or watch television after two or three days. However, you won't be able to wear contact lenses for about two weeks, and even then they may feel uncomfortable for a while.

Most people feel ready to go out in public (and back to work) in a week to 10 days. By then, depending on your rate of healing and your doctor's instructions, you'll probably be able to wear makeup to hide the bruising that remains. You may be sensitive to sunlight, wind, and other irritants for several weeks, so you should wear sunglasses and a special sun block made for eyelids when you go out.

Dr. Bermant will probably tell you to keep your activities to a minimum for three to five days, and to avoid more strenuous activities for about three weeks. It's especially important to avoid activities that raise your blood pressure, including bending, lifting, and rigorous sports. You may also be told to avoid alcohol, since it causes fluid retention.

Your new look
Healing is a gradual process, and your scars may remain slightly pink for six months or more after surgery. Eventually, though, they'll fade to a thin, nearly invisible white line. After surgery, the upper eyelids no longer droop and the skin under the eyes is smooth and firm. On the other hand, the positive results of your eyelid surgery-the more alert and youthful look-will last for years. For many people, these results are permanent.

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