Tips On Recovery After Eyelid Lift Surgery
Eyelid lift surgery is the most effective way to rejuvenate the eyes and achieve a more awake, alert look. If you’re considering eyelid surgery, then you should know that recovery will be the most important part of your journey. Here are some of our best tips for recovery after eyelid surgery and what you can expect from Dr. Daniel Richardson, a leading board-certified plastic surgeon in the Gulfport, MS area.
Get Enough Sleep
It’s essential to take enough sleep after eyelid lift surgery. Your needs will vary, but you should aim for at least eight hours per night. It’s essential to sleep in an elevated position on your back to prevent swelling. We recommend sleeping in a recliner or on the couch. If you prefer to sleep in bed, sleep with at least two pillows underneath your upper body.
Make sure to eat a healthy diet. In the days after your surgery, make sure to eat a variety of lean proteins, healthy fats, fruits, and vegetables. This will help ensure your body has the nutrients it needs to recover. Before your surgery, it may be helpful to prepare some meals so you don’t need to cook during the initial days of your recovery.
Take It Easy on Your Eyes
When recovering from eyelid surgery, taking good care of your eyes is essential. Be gentle and avoid rubbing them. You may experience some eye fatigue when looking at screens or reading for long periods of time – this is normal. You may also experience sensitivity to light. Wearing sunglasses can help reduce strain. Dr. Richardson will recommend eye drops to help manage dryness and itchiness.
Beware of Sun Exposure
You may be tempted to spend time outdoors recovering from an eyelid lift. However, you should protect your eyes from sun exposure since it can worsen scarring and be straining to your eyes. If you go outside, make sure to wear UV protective sunglasses and avoid spending too much time in the sun during the middle part of the day.
Take Your Medications
Dr. Richardson will prescribe medications to help manage discomfort and swelling after your procedure. Make sure to take these according to instructions so you can get the rest you need.
Schedule a Consultation
Recovery from your eyelid surgery is an important step in achieving great results. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Richardson and learn more, contact our office by calling or filling out our online form.