Eyelid surgery in Sydney is a popular cosmetic procedure among patients looking to reverse the signs of ageing. This procedure reduces fine lines, wrinkles and bags under the eyes by tightening the sagging skin in the area. At Artiste Plastic Surgery, we specialise in eyelid surgery and can help treat your eye concerns to help reveal a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. If you are interested in undergoing an eyelid surgery with us, here are a few tips to help ensure a speedy recovery:
Avoid Strenuous Activities
Since the eye area is sensitive, it’s important to be careful for the first few weeks following the surgery. Don’t over-strain your eyes and avoid any activities that would be tiring for the eyes such as reading or spending too much time on gadgets. We recommend getting lots of rest and staying out of the sun to give your eyes enough time to recover. It’s also best to stay indoors unless absolutely necessary to go out, this is to avoid getting foreign objects from getting into your eyes.
Protect Your Eyes When Going Outdoors
If you must go outdoors, it’s important to protect the skin around your eyes, as it will be very sensitive to sunlight after eyelid blepharoplasty. You can ask your surgeon when you can start wearing products around the eye area as well as recommendations on the gentlest and safest products to use. When you can, apply a sunblock of SPF 30 or more and wear dark sunglasses before going out or even when you are simply sitting in an area with too much sun. Simply sitting inside the car or by the pool can already expose your eyes to a lot of sunlight so it’s important to protect your eyes even if you aren’t going out directly in the sun.
Gently Apply a Cold Compress
Swelling and bruising can be expected after a surgery but can be minimised by gently applying a cold compress. While this method may not do much to progress your healing process, it can help alleviate the pain, as the cool temperature can help ease your discomfort by helping reduce the sensitivity of nerve endings.
With these tips, you can enjoy a more painless and quicker recovery after plastic surgery blepharoplasty. To learn more about this procedure and how it can benefit you, schedule an appointment with Artiste Plastic Surgery today.