How long should you ice after blepharoplasty?
Apply the cold compress to your eyelids every 10 to 15 minutes (on for 10 to 15 minutes, then off for 10 to 15 minutes) for the first 24 hours after your surgery. Try to do this as much as possible while you’re awake. After 24 hours, cold compresses aren’t as effective.
How long does it take for swelling to go down after blepharoplasty?
Swelling typically appears shortly after surgery, peaks two to four days after the procedure, and then slowly subsides over the next few days. Some residual swelling may remain for several weeks, but this is typically minor and shouldn’t interfere greatly with social commitments.
Should you ice your eyes after eyelid surgery?
Use ice packs – cold compresses or ice packs applied to the eyelid area and face will reduce discomfort and swelling. Avoid using frozen gel packs on your face. Wear dark sunglasses in the first few weeks after surgery – this will protect your eyes from any irritation caused by the weather.
What is the fastest way to recover from a blepharoplasty?
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 many days should I ice after surgery?
The inflammatory process is most active in the first 24 hours after a surgery, persisting for up to 2 weeks. We recommend that you continue the aforementioned icing routine for the first 2 weeks after your surgery. This is a very effective way to maximize your healing environment.
How long does it take for a blepharoplasty to heal?
Most people return to normal activities after seven to 10 days following blepharoplasty. By two weeks after eyelid surgery, the majority of the bruising and swelling will resolve.
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.
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.
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 long does it take to heal from upper and lower blepharoplasty?
Moderate swelling and bruising is very normal, though the severity of it will differ significantly from person to person. This should decrease within just 1-2 weeks if you have had an upper eyelid blepharoplasty, whereas an upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty takes 2-4 weeks.
How long after blepharoplasty can I exercise?
You should do no vigorous exercise and should avoid any significant physical exertion lifting or straining for a minimum of 3 weeks after your surgery, as this activity could disrupt your wound healing.
When can I wear contacts after blepharoplasty?
Patients will need to bring eyeglasses to their appointment to wear afterward and be prepared not to wear contact lenses for about 1 – 2 weeks after eyelid surgery. The main reason is to limit touching or pulling the eyelid area near the incisions to allow for proper healing and avoid the risk of infection.