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Tips for Before and After Blepharoplasty

Posted by Dr. Julian De Silva | September 26th, 2016

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a common cosmetic surgery that can revitalize the eye area and rejuvenate your overall appearance. Although it is considered a safe procedure with few risks, there are some steps you can take before and after surgery to support healing and speed up your recovery.

Before Your Eyelid Surgery

If you are in good health, you can significantly reduce the possibility of complications during or after an eyelid surgery. A balanced diet can help ensure that your body recovers as quickly as possible. In addition, lifestyle adjustments you can make–such as reducing late nights and controlling sleep deprivation–that can help strengthen the body’s reserves.

  • Quit smoking. Smoking can inhibit the body’s ability to transport oxygen and nutrients, which can affect the body’s ability to heal. Surgery can be a great opportunity to quit for good. Learn more about the effects of smoking here. 
  • Monitor blood pressure. Stable blood pressure will reduce the risks of bruising.
  • Discontinue certain medications. Aspirin and some herbal supplements increase the possibility of bruising and swelling.


After Your Eyelid Surgery

After a blepharoplasty, the average time for recovery is about 2 weeks. Depending on your profession, it may be necessary to take more than two weeks off before returning to work.

  • Avoid certain medications. To help keep bruising and swelling under control, you should continue to avoid blood-thinning medications and herbal supplements for about 2 weeks after the procedure.
  • Avoid exercise. It is highly recommended that you avoid vigorous exercise or strenuous activity in the first week.
  • Cold compress. To help reduce swelling, apply a cold compress to the eyes for the first 3 days.

It is important to follow any post-operative instructions you are given.

If you live in the London metropolitan area and would like to know more about blepharoplasty, contact Dr Julian De Silva to schedule a consultation.

About the Author: Dr. De Silva

About the Author

Finding the most reputable facelift expert is never easy. Therefore, you should always research the best surgeons in your area and ask plenty of questions. Dr. De Silva is a facial cosmetic and plastic surgeon, author, global educator, with a track record of doing procedures for top celebrities. He is based at world-renowned Harley Street in Central London and specializes in three main procedures: Face and Neck lifts, Blepharoplasty, and Rhinoplasty.

Come witness a custom-built surgical centre that is not your average hospital. You are guaranteed to experience natural-looking results and fast healing thanks to regenerative technology, growth factors, regenerative cells, stem cell, oxygen therapy, and state of the art technology.

By specialising in only the face, you can rest assured knowing that you’re getting premier results. Dr. De Silva achieves natural-looking results for his patients using the latest regenerative technology, so they can heal quickly and look their absolute best. No matter what your reason for wanting a cosmetic treatment is, Dr. De Silva and his team are here to help. To find out more information about Dr. Julian De Silva and his work, check out our website.

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