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Plastic surgery was earlier known for restoring damaged and injured body parts, but the technique is advanced to new levels with time. It is now successfully utilized to enhance body appearance; thanks to celebrities, it has become popular.

A whole list of plastic surgery options is now available for people to choose from your body parts and requirements. One such surgery is eyelid surgery. In medical terms, it is called blepharoplasty, which is performed on the lower eyelid, mainly a cosmetic procedure to correct loose skin, excess fat, and wrinkles of the lower eye area.

The eyelid surgery’s requirement can be understood as your skin loses its elasticity and fat padding naturally as you age. It makes the lower eyelid appear puffy, wrinkled, and baggy. The surgery is required to achieve the undereye smoothness and create a more beautiful and younger look.

Speedy Recovery Tips 

Usually, people recover from the eyelid surgery within 2-3 weeks and return to their routine. That is why it is advised to be prepared in advance to give your eyelid enough time to heal.

Like an experienced surgeon and proper planning for surgery, adequate care is equally important after the process is done for complete healing, not to bother you in the future. That’s why we have enlisted top tips for a speedy recovery after the surgery.

Listen to your surgeon’s advice and put it into effect.

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Before you go for your surgery, make sure that you have completed all the arrangements you’ll be needing after the surgery. Such as food, clothes, and other daily needs. This way, you will take care of yourself in a much better routine once you return from the surgery.

Following surgery, your surgeon will give you some necessary instructions you must follow. Such as employing a cold compress to surgical areas to reduce swelling, eye drops to keep your eyes from dryness, and ointment to keep them lubricated. Along with this, you will also require a sterile gauze in case your incision oozes during healing so that you can dab with it and not rub.

Sun protection is essential.

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Protecting your eyes from the sun should be on the first position in your priority list, along with the wind. Buy yourself dark sunglasses with larger frames that can comfortably cover your eyes from the sides as well. Also, wear a hat for extra protection.

Don’t stress your eyes.

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After the surgery, please avoid stressing your eyes by checking emails, reading a book, or watching a TV show for at least a week. By avoiding these, you will protect your eyes from dryness and move toward speedy recovery as these activities are responsible for causing dry eyes.

Get plenty of rest

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Rest is required for both your body and your eyes. It is advised to sleep as much as you can since proper sleep can accelerate your recovery and heal your wounds quickly.

As the wound will be healing, you may feel tired more than usual because healing requires energy, so it is suggested that you sleep as much as possible. It is also necessary for quick recovery from the surgery.

Stop Smoking

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You know that smoking is deadly to health and If you are prone to smoke, stop immediately. Smoking delays healing, and it affects the process. If you continue to smoke, it will increase the risk of infection and slow down the healing process.

It will be best for the best results and fast recovery if you stop smoking for a minimum of six weeks before and after the surgery. 

If you are looking for eyelid surgery and an expert to consult or clear your doubts about your eyelids while you recover, we’re here to help. Do contact us today! 

Dr. Daniel G. Kolder

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

As a highly trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Kolder’s specialties include:
Tummy Tucks + Liposuction + Breast Augmentation + Breast Lifts + Breast Reduction + Facelifts + Armlifts + Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty, as well as a variety of non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Dr. Kolder is also known to have a warm, easy manner, compassionate care, with surgical results that are beautiful and natural.

See Below Dr. Kolder’s Procedure Videos.

Patient Testimonial

“I was so pleased I chose to go to Dr Kolder! Not only do I love his staff, they are so helpful, efficient and just plain fun to talk to, Dr. Kolder makes you feel at ease with his knowledge and disposition. My surgery results were amazing and my recovery was made easy knowing I could call any time and get immediate attention and information. I highly recommend Dr. Kolder and his entire staff…”