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Blepharoplasty- What to expect after it
Blepharoplasty is eyelid surgery done to remove excess skin and fat around the eyes. The surgery can be done on the upper eyelid or on the lower eyelid. As you age your skin will lose its elasticity and begin to droop. Too much droop in the upper eyelids can sometimes hinder vision as the droop may cover the eyes. Fat accumulation can lead to puffy eyes. Blepharoplasty is done to remove this sag and excess fat so you regain your youthful appearance and clear view of the world.
If you are considering blepharoplasty, you may be anxious as to the recovery process. Here is some information that will help you.
Immediately after blepharoplasty
After the surgery you will have blurred vision. This is not because of the surgery, but because of the antibiotic ointment applied to your eyes during the surgery to prevent infection. Your eyelid may feel sore, dry, tight, itchy or watery and you may be sensitive to light. You may have swelling and bruising. Over a few weeks you will gradually recover and in a few months, you will recover completely to see the full result of the surgery.
Return to work
You will notice a steady improvement in your condition and you will be able to return to work 10 to 14 days after surgery. This will differ from person to person and the type of work you do. Depending on your rate of recovery and your work, your surgeon will advice on when you can return to work.
Self-care after blepharoplasty
You will be given an antibiotic ointment for application. You may also be given drops to keep your eye hydrated. Use them as instructed and follow all the dos and don’ts given by your surgeon. With the right care, your recovery will be smooth and without complications.
Tips for speedy recovery after blepharoplasty
Follow all instructions regarding medications and eye care given by your surgeon
Blepharoplasty, when done by an experienced surgeon, will provide excellent results. If you feel your eyelids need to be improved and wish to check if surgery will help you, consult our soecialist, one of the best cosmetic surgeons in Chennai.
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