Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, removes excess, hanging skin from the eyes. Sometimes it is performed to create a crease in those without an upper eyelid crease. Eyelid surgery can be done for purely cosmetic reasons or it can be done for functional reasons in people whose skin obstructs their vision.
Regardless of the reason you choose to have eyelid surgery, it is critical that you know how to care for your eyes after surgery. Knowing how to take care of your incisions, how to manage your pain and when to resume your activities will help you optimize your final appearance after eyelid surgery.
- Eyelid Surgery Recovery – How to Care for Your Eyes You can't camoflauge your eyes with sunglasses 24/7 after eyelid surgery. In this section, learn how to get your eyes back to normal as soon as possible after eyelid surgery.
- Eyelid Surgery Recovery – Pain Management Read here for tips on how to minimize pain after your eyelid surgery.
- Eyelid Surgery Recovery – Activity After Surgery You've had eyelid surgery and now you're wondering when you can get back to your usual daily activities. Get some pointers in this section.
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