Eyelid Surgery: Tips for a Smooth Recovery

50s,Middle,Aged,Old,Woman,Looking,At,Camera,Isolated,On Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure to lift the eyes and address wrinkles, giving the face a youthful appearance. It’s also beneficial for addressing loose skin that may impede your vision.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rachel Walker at The Plastic Surgery Center of Dallas is skilled at working with patients to achieve their goals and minimize risks during eyelid surgery.

While the procedure is vital to how your results will turn out, a smooth recovery is also essential. If you’re considering eyelid surgery or have already scheduled your procedure, learn more about how you can ensure a proper recovery and beautiful results.

What To Expect After Your Procedure

After your procedure, you will need to have someone drive you home since you will have been under anesthesia. Furthermore, your eyes may be sore and swollen, making it difficult to focus on the road.

Common side effects you may be experiencing include:

  • Tight, sore, or swollen eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Watery, dry, or itchy eyes

We will provide lubricating drops to keep your eyes comfortable and moist. You may also take over-the-counter medications to treat any pain or discomfort. The swelling should decrease in a week or two, but you may need about three to five days away from work and your daily routine.

Be sure to speak with Dr. Walker before resuming strenuous activities and schedule follow-up appointments.

Tips for Recovery

Here are some tips you can follow during your recovery to aid the healing process and prioritize your results:

Avoid Sun Exposure

For now, you may notice your eyes are overly sensitive to sunlight. Too much sun exposure can delay the healing process. Be sure to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes and your surgical site from UV rays.

Avoid Straining Your Eyes

For the week following your procedure, you should avoid straining your eyes by reading or watching TV for long periods, which can cause the eyes to become dry and irritated. Be sure to get plenty of rest, and try other activities, such as listening to music or podcasts.

Prioritize Rest

Rest and sleep are vital to your recovery. Not only will this provide relief for your eyes, but it will also aid the healing process by reducing cortisol levels, improving inflammation, and more.

Schedule a Consultation

If you’re considering eyelid surgery in Dallas, TX, Dr. Walker can work with you to provide beautiful results and ensure your safety and care. Contact the office today at 972-661-5077 to get started.

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