With aging, the skin and muscles around the eyes become weak. As a result of excess skin and diminished elasticity, the lower and upper eyelids develop bulges, wrinkles or other issues. This can affect your vision, appearance and even self-confidence. Fortunately, at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery, we proudly offer blepharoplasty surgery to repair droopy eyelids and rejuvenate tired-looking eyes. Below, we highlight some of the tips you can use to speed up recovery after a blepharoplasty.
Get Enough Rest
One of the secrets to successful recovery after a blepharoplasty is having enough rest. Resting allows your eyelids to heal. Avoid strenuous activities or heavy lifting during the first few days of recovery.
Keep Your Head Elevated
Keep your head elevated during the first few days after your surgery to keep sweat out of your eyes. This means sitting up straight or making sure your head is supported by two or more pillows when sleeping on your back.
Use Medication and Ointment as Directed
Doctors prescribe prescription medication and ointment after blepharoplasty surgery to reduce the potential for any issues. It is advisable to use those prescription medications and ointment as directed by our plastic surgeon.
Keep Your Eyes Moisturized
Keeping your eyes moisturized all the time can also help speed up recovery after your eyelid surgery.
Schedule a Consultation With Dr. Sumida
For more information about blepharoplasty surgery or any other cosmetic treatment that Dr. Sumida offers, get in touch with our experts at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery in California to ask any questions. Our office is located in Folsom, CA, and we gladly serve clients throughout the Sacramento, CA and surrounding areas. To start your treatment, contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation. We look forward to speaking with you!