Recovering from Eyelid Surgery
After receiving eyelid surgery, whether through blepharoplasty or a minimally-invasive procedure, there are several steps that should be taken to ensure that you recover swiftly and successfully. This procedure is meant to improve the look of your eyelids and enhance the eyes to give you a refreshed, youthful look. However, you need to make sure that you are giving yourself plenty of time to go through the healing process before exposing your brand-new eyelids to the elements.
When visiting the best plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, there is little chance that anything will go wrong. However, like any other procedure it is crucial that you follow the essential self-care instructions after this surgery to guarantee zero complications.
Whether you are scheduled to receive eyelid surgery for yourself, or you are looking to help your friend or family member in recovery, this is the right guide to get you started. Dr. Gabriel Chiu has laid out the necessary practices and measures you’ll want to undertake during the recovery process.
What to Expect
The initial healing process will likely include some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Experiencing this kind of pain is normal during the beginning stages of the recovery period. Our surgeon and friendly staff members recommend applying a medically-approved lubricating ointment and a cold compress lightly to the eyelids. Be sure to not apply any pressure, else you may damage your recovering eyelids.
You should also expect that our staff members will prescribe a regimen of medication and pain remedies to help you recover quickly. While the consistent use of painkillers is not recommended, we can provide you with several medicines that will keep the pain down and help you on the road to recovery.
What to Ask
In the event that Dr. Chiu or our certified staff members do not answer all of your questions in the initial consultation, please do not hesitate to ask about what you should be doing during the recovery process to promote better healing. We are always happy to alleviate your worries and answer any and all questions you may have.
The more specific you are with your questions, the more we are able to help you with a recovery process that works for you. We recognize that each patient might have different wants and needs, and it is our duty to meet those wants and needs as best as possible.
Some of the great questions our patients have asked us in the past include:
● What medication will you prescribe me after surgery?
● Will I have bandages over my eyes after surgery? If so, when will they be removed?
● Will I have stitches in my eyes after the surgery? If so, when will they be taken out?
● What can I do to reduce pain and swelling at home without further damaging my eyelid?
● How long do I need to rest?
● When can I resume normal daily activities?
● How soon should I schedule a follow-up consultation?
Extra Protection is Always Recommended
While our doctors will always advise that you stay inside and away from the sunlight during your recovery period, we understand that there may be times that you have to step outside. If you are still in the healing period from your eyelid surgery, you must be sure to wear dark-tinted sunglasses and plenty of sunscreen to protect your skin in the best way possible. Do not remove the sunglasses while outside until the recovery period is 100% complete.
Best Plastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills
Our eyelid surgery is one of the many plastic surgery procedures we offer that can help you reach your aesthetic goals. It is our job to help you bring out your inner beauty and help you become the best and brightest you that you can be. As the best plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, Dr. Gabriel Chiu offers minimally-invasive and technologically advanced procedures that will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed. For more information on any of our cosmetic surgery options, feel free to contact us online by filling in a consultation request. You can also give us a call at (310) 888-8087 to schedule a consultation and a tour of our facility! We look forward to treating you today!