How to Care for Your Eyes Following a Blepharoplasty Procedure

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Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, reduces lower eyelid bags and eliminates excess tissue from your upper eyelids. While typically performed for aesthetic reasons, it is sometimes performed to help improve vision.

As people age, collagen production slows, and because of this, the skin, including the skin on your upper eyelids may start to sag. The sagging can become so extreme that it can obstruct the vision in certain people. Here are some things your physician at the cosmetic center in Jacksonville FL may recommend to help speed healing after your blepharoplasty.

Discomfort And Swelling Interventions

While recovery from eyelid surgery is relatively short, you’ll need to rest and follow your doctor’s orders pertaining to inflammation and discomfort. It may take a couple of weeks before the mild pain and swelling disappear, however, gently applying ice packs over your eyelids for a few days will help speed up your healing, while reducing inflammation.

You will not need prescription pain medications, but your doctor will recommend that you take an over-the-counter medication such as ibuprofen to manage your discomfort and to further decrease inflammation. Do not become alarmed if you experience blurred vision or light sensitivity, as these are normal reactions after blepharoplasty and will resolve in a day or so.

Avoid Contacts Lenses

You will be unable to wear your contact lenses after your eyelid surgery, so be sure you have your prescription glasses available to wear until the physician at the cosmetic center in Jacksonville FL tells you that you can resume wearing your contacts. You’ll be instructed to avoid wearing your contacts for at least a couple of weeks, but because everyone heals differently, you may need to wear your eyeglasses for an extra week or so.

If you are interested in eyelid surgery to enhance your appearance or to help improve your vision, contact us today.