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3 Tips for after Your Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)

You have made the decision to have an eyelid lift and the big day is coming up! Now is the time to think about what happens and how best to recover after facial plastic surgery. While following your post-op instructions is a must, these three tips are designed to help you mentally prepare and make the most out of your recovery.

What To Expect After Surgery

First and foremost, know what to expect when it comes to your recovery. Facial plastic surgery, such as an eyelid lift, will come with mild bruising and swelling for the first few days after surgery.

Make sure that you have your antibiotic, pain medication and artificial tear eye drops on hand before you have your eyelid surgery. Get things prepared at home so you are ready to rest and recover.

Take Time for Recovery

Don’t try and rush recovery. Your body needs to rest and recover from facial plastic surgery. Be sure to take at least two weeks off from work and take this time to rest and relax. Pushing yourself or trying to heal faster can lead to slow healing or complications. The first several days after surgery you might need to take some time from watching television or being on the computer. You might experience some eyestrain or even a little blurry vision due to swelling and eye ointment. Make sure you have activities such as books, games and Netflix to keep you occupied and make the most out of your recovery time.

Don’t Expect Immediate Results

Immediate results will not happen. After an eyelid lift, you will experience swelling and bruising. Your face may have bumps, lumps and even bruises. However, with time and healing, the bruising will fade and the bumps and swelling will go away. So, be patient and let your face heal.


3 Tips for after Your Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)
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3 Tips for after Your Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)
Follow these 3 tips on recovering from facial plastic surgery from board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Small of Ocean Plastic Surgery in Toms River, NJ.
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Ocean Plastic Surgery
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