Blepharoplasty Before And After
• Before blepharoplasty avoid your skin exposing excess sunlight before one or two week and after two or three months after surgery.
• Stop taking painkillers like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), aspirin and other no steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), as well as herbal supplements associated with increased bleeding.
• Plan to have someone stay with you for the first night after surgery.
After Blepharoplasty :
Normally this surgery takes less than two hours, depending on the amount of tissue being removed. Your eyes will cover with bandages and may be lubricated and covered with bandages after surgery. Oral medications will help with pain and discomfort. Stitches are removed about a week after surgery.
Pain is usually minimal. You may be given mild pain reliever, such as acetaminophen. But remember don’t use aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), other NSAIDs and herbal supplements that may increase bleeding. Stitches will be removed in three or four days.
Prescription for a week after the surgery:
- Ignore tiring activities, such as aerobics and jogging.
- Keep your head raised higher than your chest while sleeping.
- Keep away from swimming.
- Go after your doctor's instructions for cleaning your eyes and using eye drops.
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