How long does it take for eyelid to heal after blepharoplasty?
Your eyelid may be swollen and bruised for 1 to 3 weeks after surgery. The appearance of your eye may continue to get better for 1 to 3 months. Most people feel ready to go out in public and back to work in about 10 to 14 days.
How long does tightness last after eyelid surgery?
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.
When can I sleep on my side after blepharoplasty?
Answer: After eyelid surgery, for the first few days it is ideal to sleep on your back, with your head elevated in order to decrease swelling, however, if you accidentally turn over during the night, and lie on your side, you are very unlikely to have any negative side effects from this.
What is the fastest way to recover from a blepharoplasty?
Although bruising and swelling is usually worse on the day after surgery, they quickly begin to disappear. During the first 48 hours, the use of cool compresses can greatly reduce bruising and swelling around the eyes and face. Light activity such as walking will also help speed healing.
How can I speed up my recovery after blepharoplasty?
Here are a few recovery tips:
- Have an ice pack and small gauze pads ready and waiting for you at home to help reduce any swelling and discomfort.
- Get pain medication ahead of time, which can be over-the-counter or prescribed by your doctor.
- Eye drops are essential and your doctor will advise you on the best type.
How long should you sleep elevated after blepharoplasty?
Rest and sleep with your head raised on 2 to 3 pillows for 2 weeks or as directed by your surgeon. This will help prevent swelling at your surgical sites. Your eyes may look swollen and bruised after your surgery.
How do you wash your face after blepharoplasty?
Don’t take full showers until your surgeon tells you it’s safe to do so. This is usually 5 days after surgery. You may gently wash below your eyes with wipes or a soft washcloth.
How long do I have to sleep elevated after eyelid surgery?
How long after eyelid surgery can I sleep on my side?
After eyelid surgery, for the first few days it is ideal to sleep on your back, with your head elevated in order to decrease swelling, however, if you accidentally turn over during the night, and lie on your side, you are very unlikely to have any negative side effects from this.