What To Expect During
Blepharoplasty recovery will vary per patient. But for
sure, the patient will need someone who will transport him or her home after blepharoplasty surgery is completed.
Therefore it is wise to give the number of your trusted someone who will fetch you after the operation to your
recovery nurse to be sure that you have a ride just in case you will not be able to call your
After the entire process of blepharoplasty, the surgeon will apply ointment to the
patient’s eyes to keep it lubricated. Also, bandages will only be used if needed.One thing that can be expected
during blepharoplasty recovery is when the effect of anesthesia disappears; the patient may feel tightness
particularly around the eyelids. Pain will also be unusual but in the event that severe pain strikes, it is best to
call the attention of medical experts.
On the other hand, the doctor will always give the patient some prescription to
control pain. However, it is best to have it ready before the surgery to avoid going out towards the pharmacyafter
the surgery. Also, make sure to have enough supply of pain killers in order to manage any pain you might possibly
It is also very important to read the cautions indicated in the medication for pain
in order to be familiar of the things to avoid and the symptoms that will indicate allergic reaction while using
the pain medication. In the event that the patient discovers some allergic reaction to pain killers, it is best to
get a new prescription from the hired surgeon.
Standard Blepharoplasty Recovery Post-Surgical Guidelines
During blepharoplasty recovery, the patient will need to follow some guidelines
from the surgeon. It is recommended that the patient will read each item on the list with the surgeon’s presence so
that if there is any instruction that is not clear, he or she can directly ask the surgeon.Here are some of the
standard blepharoplasty guidelines: keeping the head elevated, applying cold compress directly on the swollen area,
keeping the eyes clean and proper application of eye drops.
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