How long will my eyes feel tight after blepharoplasty?
The majority of patients report tightness after eyelid surgery to last for about two weeks, though numbness or a change in eyelid sensation may last longer. Dr. Contoura will evaluate your healing and recovery process during your follow-up appointments to ensure everything is progressing appropriately.
How soon after eyelid surgery can you wash your hair?
You can shower or wash your hair the day after surgery. Keep water, soap, shampoo, hair spray, and shaving lotion out of your eye, especially for the first week. Do not rub or put pressure on your eye for at least 1 week. Do not get your hair coloured or permed for 10 days after surgery.
How long does it take for eyelid incisions to heal?
While these scars heal to an almost unnoticeable form, the incisions can take up to a year to heal, although most cases are at their worst around six weeks. Eyelid position can be affected by the bruising and swelling that occurs, but this usually corrects itself within six weeks or so.
What can you not do after eyelid surgery?
Skip strenuous activities
During the first two to four weeks after your eyelid surgery, it’s important to avoid activities that increase blood flow to your eyes. This means you’ll need to avoid the obvious culprits, like jogging, aerobics, sports, and intensive exercise.
Why do my eyes look smaller after blepharoplasty?
The eyes appear asymmetrical
Having mismatched or asymmetrical eyelids after blepharoplasty is a common mistake that can occur with Eye Lid surgery. It can occur due to the tissues having been over-excited – or simply due to natural changes in the way each eye responded to surgery or to healing processes.
When should I use scar cream after eyelid surgery?
We advise you to use a scar cream on the scars. You can start using the scar cream when all scabs are gone (after 2 weeks). Alhydran scar cream is for sale at our clinic. Contact lenses should not be worn until 2 weeks after the procedure.
Can I wash my face after eyelid surgery?
Once you can take full showers, you can wash your eyelids and shampoo your hair with mild products, such as baby shampoo. Don’t apply creams or makeup (such as eye shadow, eyeliner, or mascara) to your surgical sites for 2 weeks after your surgery. You can use creams and makeup on the rest of your face.
How long after eyelid surgery Can I drink alcohol?
Do not drink alcohol for 10 days after eyelid surgery or while you are taking pain medication. Alcohol dilates the blood vessels and could increase bleeding.
Can I drink coffee after eyelid surgery?
Drink plenty of fluids in the form of water and fresh juices for the first few days after surgery. Reduce caffeine and carbonated drink intake in the first few days. You should abstain from alcohol during the first week following surgery.
How do you massage scar tissue after blepharoplasty?
Once the wound has healed completely, you may start applying the Skinuva™ Scar cream on the area. Massage it gently using your ring finger to avoid putting too much pressure on the delicate eye area.
What can I put on my scars after eyelid surgery?
Gently massage blepharoplasty scars with vitamin E or silicone gel for at least 10 – 14 days, but it can be continued for 2 – 3 months after surgery. Either topical treatment will increase skin hydration and reduce poor scarring.
How can I heal faster after eyelid surgery?
To help the eyelid surgery recovery process, your doctor will suggest that you:
- Use ice packs on your eyes. …
- Clean your eyelids gently.
- Use the eye drops or ointments you are prescribed.
- Avoid rubbing your eyes.
- Not wear contact lenses for about two weeks after your procedure.
How do you clean your eyes after surgery?
How to clean your eye
- Boil some water and allow it to cool.
- Wash your hands.
- Dip cotton wool or clean gauze in the cool boiled water.
- Gently wipe from the inside (near your nose) to the outside corner of your eye.
- Do not wipe inside your eye.
- Do not wash your eye out with water.
- Do not press on your eye.
How do you wash your hair after eye surgery?
It’s usually considered safe to wash your hair 24 hours after you have cataract surgery. However, you should keep your eyes closed and avoid getting any water or shampoo in your eye, and, it’s advised that you use a mild or baby shampoo. You should also avoid rubbing your eye.