Post-Operative Instructions – Blepharoplasty (With Laser)

Head must be elevated with two (2) to three (3) pillows. You must sleep on your back for one week after your surgery.

No bending or lifting of heavy objects for two weeks following surgery. Avoid exercising except for short walks for the first few days after surgery. Avoid regular exercising for the following 4 weeks.

Your eyes will be sensitive and your eyelids and the surrounding areas will be swollen and may have bruising, especially the day after the surgery. IT IS NORMAL THAT YOUR EYES TEAR AND YOUR VISION MAY BE BLURRED.  Avoid wearing contact lenses for one week. Wear sunglasses in order to protect your eyes as long as the lower lids are red.   Please note that smoke is a source of irritation to the eyes. Avoid alcoholic beverages for two (2) days after your surgery.

Apply ice packs (not directly on the skin) continuously for the first twenty-four (24) hours following surgery. We recommend using frozen peas. Apply the drops in each eye, as prescribed.

Apply some Fucidin (a prescription for this will be given to you) to the lower lids frequently during the first two weeks to keep the treated areas moist. It is important to gently remove the Fucidin with a gauze or cotton swab (do not rub, just dab) between applications. Please ensure not to apply Fucidin too close to the rim of the eyelid as this could result in irritation of the eye (conjunctivitis).

Do not shower for the first four days after surgery. Please ensure that you do not wet your hair or head in the shower until the stitches have been removed and the new skin is regenerating.

Do not use abrasive or exfoliating sponges on the treated area.

For upper eyelid surgery, it is important not to remove either the steristrips or to cut the blue suture. These will be removed by our nurse.

During the skin renewal period, you may experience some of the following: Stinging, itching, burning, mild pain, tightness, peeling, scabbing and/or weeping of the superficial layer of skin. These sensations will gradually diminish over the course of the first week, as the skin heals to a pink colour. To avoid possible scarring, it is of utmost importance not to rub, peel, pick, scrape or scratch the skin.

When oozing stops, you can use Dove or Ivory soap to wash your face. Once all areas are healed (which is usually after 7-10 days), make-up can be applied to camouflage any areas still showing some redness. Avoid sun exposure for the following three (3) months. Use of a sunscreen, as tolerated is mandatory.

In case of persistent vomiting or nausea, use Gravol in a suppository form.

You will be given a prescription for pain medicine; take this only when you are having discomfort. DO NOT TAKE ANY ASPIRIN or any medications containing aspirin for two weeks and after surgery. Aspirin interferes with normal blood clotting. Tylenol is a good substitute for aspirin.


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