Now that you have decided to get rid of the excess skin on the upper, lower or both eyelids through blepharoplasty(eyelid lift) in Chicago, you are curious about what will happen next. Well, you should know that once the droopy eyelids are out of the way, it’s going to be an easy road.
Below are steps you should follow after the treatment to help you recover quickly.
The Recovery Process
Blepharoplasty involves the same steps as required in any other surgery. While most people are concerned about what they might encounter during the surgery, it is equally essential you also be familiar with what you are going to experience afterward.
First, you should know that it is not necessary at all to stay in the hospital after the surgery unless you want to. Often, the doctor will recommend you the best place for your recovery, and the pair of you will reach an agreement which works for you.
What to do After Blepharoplasty
Some basic things you should try to do after your surgery include limiting your stay in bright, light environments and alleviating any dryness formed around the eyelids by using an ointment which our doctors will have provided.
Our medical professionals can remove the stitches 2-7 days after the eyelid surgery. During this period, you will be well enough to resume with your daily routines, but you will be feeling even more like yourself on the tenth day. The following weeks you will be required to use dark sunglasses to avoid the irritation that may be caused by wind or sunlight. Blepharoplasty experts highly recommend you take frequent naps.
Also, you should do everything possible to avoid activities that will increase the rate of blood flow to your eyes. Such activities may include sporting, bending, or lifting heavy objects. If you want to incorporate working out in the recovery process, consult our team for advice on the right routines.
How Long Before a Full Recovery?
From the above breakdown of the recovery process, it may seem like it takes a longer time to recover from the eyelid treatment. Although recovering differs in every individual, the general process usually takes about 10-14 days. As long as you get plenty of rest on the initial stages, you can be back at work after ten days.
Your pursuit of a youthful look that gives you a boost of self-confidence can be achieved effortlessly through blepharoplasty. Many people have expressed satisfaction with this treatment – don’t be left out. Get in touch with the experts at The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Medispa in Chicago, IL to book your consultation today!