Tuesday, 30 December 2014

What are the after-effects of upper and lower eyelid surgery?

All surgery have some or the other after effects. Coming on to the upper and lower eyelid surgery, patient will experience immediately few things following the surgery.

Swelling and bruising is common to occur immediately after the surgery. Surgeon recommends patients to lubricate the eye part with ointment for first 48 hours after surgery. In addition, iced eye pads on your eyes are also recommended to reduce swelling and bruising.

After 48 hours, patient can use eye pads intermittently, if any burning or itching occurs. Surgeon may also ask to put eye drops for few days after blepharoplasty performed in New York City or elsewhere.

On the third day after surgery, patient need to put lukewarm eye pads on eyes. Other necessary precautions that are required to be taken after surgery are wear dark glasses for a week to prevent irritation from the sun and wind, sleep with head elevated and do not apply cosmetic etc.

Stitches are likely to remain for two days to a week after surgery. Eyelids will be discolor and swollen for few days making patient feel tightness and stiffness around the eyes. On surgeon’s recommendation patient needs to keep their eyes lubricated, try eye exercises like closing and opening of eyes, looking at the ceiling etc.

Patient is likely to experience tearing, sensitivity to light, and double or blurred vision for few days. Moreover, the white area of eyes may have red splotches, but patient do not require worrying about it as it will disappear after two to three weeks.

After two or three days, patient can read or watch television without putting much of strain on the eyes. Wearing contact lenses until doctor approval is not allowed. Moreover, patients can return to work in a week to ten days and use make-up to cover scars around the eyes.

However, work that requires strenuous activities need to be avoided for few days (because it raises blood pressure).

Some scars from the surgery is likely to happen, but will reduce with the passage of time.

However, healing process is slow but results are great of eyelids surgery. Healing take time and patients might often feel depressed for a while, but patience is must in those days. After effects of surgery are quite normal and will pass with the time, if one takes good care of themselves.

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