Following an eyelid procedure, all patients experience a few aftereffects. In this post, Drs. Joseph King and Gabriel Chu of Fraser Valley Cataract & Laser provide tips to handling these effects and encouraging a speedy recovery. They will help you along the way, overseeing your recovery over the span of six weeks following surgery. Read on to learn more.
What Is A Typical Recovery And How Long Will It Take?
The most common aftereffect of eyelid surgery is swelling of both the upper and lower lids, which can be controlled using ice packs. Bruising is also quite common and may take up to two weeks to fully heal. The surgeon will typically use dissolving sutures to stitch up the incisions, and these stitches will fall out on their own. An anti-inflammatory cream and an antibiotic ointment will be prescribed to accelerate the healing process.