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How Do You Care for Your Eyes After Blepharoplasty?

Want to know how to take care of your eyes after eyelid surgery? In the Philadelphia area, our team at Cross Medical Group knows that one of the most prominent things that will be on patients’ minds is what they should or shouldn’t do after the procedure.

An eyelid lift is a popular cosmetic procedure aimed at rejuvenating the appearance of the eyelids. Also known as blepharoplasty, the surgery can provide remarkable results. However, proper post-operative care is essential for ensuring a smooth recovery and optimal healing. Taking care of your eyes after blepharoplasty involves following a few key guidelines to minimize discomfort, reduce the risk of complications, and achieve the best possible outcome.

After your eyelid surgery, it’s common to experience tightness, soreness, and dryness on the eyelids, along with other side effects such as sensitivity to light. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the best ways to care for your eyes after blepharoplasty, whether for the upper or lower lids.

Follow Our Guidelines

We will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions specific to your surgery. It is crucial to follow these instructions carefully to promote healing and minimize any potential risks.

Apply Cold Compresses

Applying cold compresses to your eyes can help reduce swelling and alleviate discomfort after blepharoplasty. Use clean, soft, and cool compresses, such as chilled gel packs or clean washcloths soaked in cold water.

Protect Your Eyes from Sunlight

Exposure to sunlight can cause discomfort and potentially harm your healing eyelids after blepharoplasty. Wear sunglasses with UV protection whenever you go outside—even on cloudy days. It’s best to choose wrap-around sunglasses that provide sufficient coverage and protect your eyes from harmful UV rays and wind.

Avoid Strenuous Activities

Engaging in strenuous activities or exercises that can increase blood pressure and strain the eyes should be avoided during the initial recovery period.

Practice Good Hygiene

Maintaining proper hygiene is crucial for preventing infections and ensuring a smooth recovery.

Avoid Rubbing or Touching Your Eyes

While it may be tempting to rub your eyes to alleviate itching or discomfort, it’s essential to avoid touching them or placing pressure on them directly after blepharoplasty.

Get Adequate Rest and Sleep

Proper rest and sleep are crucial for the recovery process. Elevate your head while sleeping to reduce swelling and promote optimal blood circulation. You’re likely to get tired easily. Limit reading, computer work, and watching TV for a few days.

For more information about how to take care of your eyes after eyelid surgery, contact our team at Cross Medical Group. Call us at (215) 561-9100 or submit a contact form to request a consultation.


2200 Arch Street Suite 120, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Philadelphia, PA

2200 Arch Street Suite 120, Philadelphia, PA 19103
PH: 215.561.9100

775 E. Lancaster Avenue Suite 230, Villanova, PA 19085
Villanova, PA

775 E. Lancaster Avenue Suite 230, Villanova, PA 19085
PH: 610.688.9100



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