3 Recovery Tips for Eyelid Surgery
- Posted on: Dec 15 2016
You may feel like you’re still in your twenties and are even able to keep up with all of the twenty year olds around you, but when it comes to the skin under your eyes there’s no denying that you are aging. If you have started to notice that the bags under your eyes are more pronounced and the skin is a bit looser, then you may want to consider coming to see Dr. Anna Petropoulos about getting an eyelift. By removing excess fat and skin on either the upper or lower eyelids, you will not only be able to see better but you will look younger as well. If you are considering getting eyelid surgery from Dr. Anna Petropoulos, it’s important to know what you can expect from the recovery process. Read on to learn more.
Step 1: Rest, Rest, and Rest Some More
If you are the type of person who just can’t sit still, then this step is going to be especially hard or you. However, it is also one of the most important ones. Resting both your eyes and your body will help you to heal faster and will also protect you against any unnecessary injury. To ensure that you get as much rest as possible, consider taking a week off from work or other responsibilities so that you can stay in bed and give your body the break that it needs to recover.
Step 2: Keep Your Head Elevated
While you are resting in bed and while you are sleeping at night, keep your head elevated by propping up some pillows behind you. By elevating your head, you can help to lower any inflammation that you may be experiencing and you can also help with any drainage that may leak from your incision site.
Step 3: Avoid Staring Contests
Okay, so you likely aren’t in the profession of staring contests, but in all serious you should avoid placing strain on your eyes for the first few days following surgery. This includes avoiding things like watching TV, reading, or using the computer for extended periods of time.
Getting eyelid surgery can help improve your vision and boost your self-esteem. By following the recovery tips listed above, you can recover at a faster rate. To learn more about eyelid surgery or to schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Anna Petropoulos today!
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