If you or a loved one are interested in getting ablepharoplasty, it’s best to understand the eyelid surgery recovery process. When you make sure to give your eyelids the care they need, they’ll be healed before you know it.
After the eyelid surgery is complete, lubrication is added to the eyes. This is done to make sure they don’t get too dry, which can lead to blurry vision or eyes feeling strained, irritated, or itchy. You will be able to leave the same day as the surgery.
Around six days into the eyelid surgery recovery process, you’ll have to return and get sutures removed. If the surgeon used the type of suture that dissolves, you will not have to worry about coming back for stitch removal. This type of suture is often used to close incisions on the inward-facing side of the bottom lid.
During eyelid surgery recovery, your eyelid skin will be very sensitive. You’ll need to block out the sun, wind, and any other potential irritants with sunglasses. This will keep your scars healing nicely. It’s also recommended that you very carefully massage the lid area in order to avoid stiffness of the skin tissue. Because your body is still recovering from tissue removal, it’s best not to engage in any physically stressful activities.
Much like eyelid surgery as a whole, the eyelid surgery recovery process can be a bit daunting. It’s important to remember that having the support of family and friends is key and makes the process that much easier. To learn more about the recovery process, speak to Dr. Daniel Tresley, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon serving the Chicago area. Contact our office to set up a consultation.