Tips To Improve Eyelid Surgery Results

When preparing to undergo any type of major surgery or operation, it only makes sense to be as prepared as you can possibly be in order to maximize your prospective outcome. This is no different for eyelid surgery, or Blepharoplasty. This procedure remains one of the United States most popular plastic surgery procedures due to its ability to reduce the negative effects of aging on the eyes and the areas of the face surrounding them. So we put together some tips to improve eyelid surgery results.

Tips To Improve Eyelid Surgery Results

Are you thinking about going through eyelid surgery. Or already have one scheduled? Consider these tips to help you have the most positive experience that you can from your operation.

Let Go of Your Vices Beforehand

Something consistently recommended by most physicians for those about to undergo blepharoplasty: to cut down on smoking and drinking in the week (or weeks) prior to your procedure. This goes a long way toward helping your procedure.

The reason for this is manifold. The consumption of alcohol and tobacco can heavily affect the physiological systems of your body. In turn, this can impact subtle elements of how the surgery goes.

By cutting down on your consumption of toxic materials, as well as ensuring that you get plenty of rest, eat nutritious foods, and exercise regularly, you can ensure that your body is in the best physical condition that it can be in order to heal adequately from the stresses endured in surgery.

It is additionally advised that you consult your doctor about any medications that you take that can impact certain physiological symptoms. We provide info on how they may influence important aspects of your body. Specifically, how it can handle and subsequently recover from the effects of your surgery.

Take It Easy After Your Surgery

In the period of time directly after your surgery, we recommend that you limit yourself in terms of the amount of strain that you place on your physical systems. This allows you to maximize the amount of energy that your body can direct to healing after the procedure.

This may include planning to take a couple of days off of work. And try cutting down on the amount of strenuous exercise that you usually partake in.

This period of time typically can last for up to 7-9 days, considering the unique elements of your recovery patterns.

Avoid Direct Sunlight

We also recommend that you limit the amount of time that you spend in the sun after your surgery. Too much sun can cause stress and damage to the skin.

This remains true even in normal circumstances. But it proves especially true in the period following your surgery. At this time, your body’s energy will need to be directed toward healing from the effects of your operation.

Too much direct sunlight can unfortunately increase your chance of scarring. Especially true for the surrounding sensitive areas of your body that were affected by the surgery. So in order to avoid further complications, it remains best practice to dodge overexposure.

Keep The Eyes Clean and Free of Makeup

While your eyes heal from their procedure, it is absolutely essential that you do not apply any substance other than those prescribed by your doctor to them or the area surrounding them.

This means that any makeup or cosmetic products as well as most commercial sunscreens will be off the table. At least for the first few days after your procedure. You can expect this period to last about a week after your surgery, give or take.

It is also recommended that you keep your eyes dry for the first 2-3 days after your surgery. This means that some caution should be applied when you hope in the shower.

Nurture Your Eyes with Cold compresses and Eye Drops

Cold compresses and eye drops may be supplied to you by your doctor in order to assist with the process of healing after your operation.

Cold presses have the ability to reduce swelling and inflammation that might occur after your surgery. And eye drops can help you ensure that your eyes remain clean while reducing the possibility of infection.

Make sure to follow the instructions of your surgeon. And use only the products prescribed directly by them in the period after your procedure to avoid possible complications.

Give Your Eyes the Best

If you’re considering blepharoplasty, or just want to gain some information regarding the procedure, OC Ocuplastic has an award-winning team in multiple locations throughout Southern California to give you premium service. Please check out this section of our website for more information regarding this procedure.