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Follow These 5 Blepharoplasty Recovery Tips For a Quick Healing

Follow These 5 Blepharoplasty Recovery Tips For a Quick Healing

Wondering how you can heal faster after eyelid surgery to see your amazing results sooner?

Check out our quick guide with the top five blepharoplasty recovery tips.

Heal Faster with These Five Blepharoplasty Recovery Tips

Most people are able to resume their normal activities about two weeks after upper or lower blepharoplasty. However, the good news is that there are some things you can do to speed up the healing process. Here are five must-follow blepharoplasty recovery tips.

  • Protect your eyes. It can be hard to fight the urge to rub or itch your eyes, but doing so could cause your incision to open. Be sure not to touch the area at all. It’s also important to wear sunglasses when you’re outdoors.
  • Rest your eyes. The more you rest the eyes, the faster they will heal. Take at least two weeks off of work. Ensure you have someone who can drive you around. Minimize screen time to prevent eye strain.
  • Embrace sleep. This is when your body heals and restores itself. Sleep as much as you can post-surgery, especially during the first few days. Be sure to lie on your back and elevate your head to avoid putting additional stress on your incisions.
  • Use cold compresses. While you don’t need to keep an ice pack on your eyes 24/7, the more you use them, the faster you’ll heal. Cold compresses reduce swelling, bruising, and ease post-op discomfort.
  • Keep your incisions clean. Be sure to follow all post-op care instructions as provided by your doctor. This means replacing gauze as needed and keeping the incision site free of any dirt or other irritants.

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Getting the look you want after eyelid surgery requires an artistic, experienced plastic surgeon. To get outstanding blepharoplasty results, choose renowned cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jae Kim.

Give us a call at 703-782-3003 to schedule a consultation!