Blepharoplasty

/ Blepharoplasty
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It is usually performed on an outpatient basis, that means that your surgery will be done during the morning and you will be monitored during the day for a few hours, even so you are recommended to have your suitcase ready with clothes and personal items along with an escort to assist you on the way back to your home.

 

Only you will be granted discharge until you are in a stable condition and with a favorable recovery, your discharge will be given the following:

  1. Detailed instructions of your care at home.

  2. Measurements of dressing change and wound healing.

  3. Recipe with oral medications for your needs.

  4. Contact number for any questions.

  5. The date of the next appointment for assessment with your surgeon

Immediate postoperative

You will find some adhesive tapes holding your sutures out of your eyes or eyelashes. It is normal to have moderate inflammation and the presence of ecchymosis or bruising and some difficulty opening the eyelid which is normal for the first 48 hours.

  • 1st week after the first postoperative appointment is made, sutures will be removed if present, you will continue with areas of ecchymosis or bruising, moderate pain at least controlled with analgesics without problems. Generally it is already in optimal conditions to perform work activities that type office but is still not fit to start the gym routine.

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  • 2nd week usually in better general conditions, edema and inflammation have yielded substantially, labor reincorporation is achieved if they are light activities, strenuous activities or heavy lifting are not yet recommended.

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  • 3rd and 4th week with a satisfactory recovery for daily domestic activities and gym but progressively. The bruises almost absent in their entirety. The scars usually begin to be lost, they are permanent but in most cases these fade and improve over time.

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  • 6 months with almost complete resolution of the inflammation and edema and with the most apparent final results, already performing their normal activities including gym.

Recovery