Aside from being unpleasing to look at, a droopy eyelid due to excess eyelid skin can interfere with one’s eyesight. Having your vision blocked can get you into a lot of trouble sooner or later. Fortunately, you can prevent this from happening by undergoing a procedure called blepharoplasty. This treatment involves the removal of excess skin that is impairing your vision.
However, not all blepharoplasty patients can benefit greatly from the procedure as this depends on how well the patient follows post-operative instructions given to her. Here are some aftercare tips to help maintain your results much longer!
- Make a list of your medicines. In your list, it is best to include the dosage, when, how, and why you should take them. Keeping a list will be quite useful in case you forget which meds to take for the day.
- Your doctor will prescribe you with eye medicines to alleviate red, dry, and itchy eyes. When symptoms like these appear, apply the medicines as ordered immediately. An important reminder is to not let the tip of the medication tube or bottle touch your eye as this can cause infection.
- Swelling, bruising, and pain can be alleviated by applying cold compresses on the treated area.
- It is important to steer clear from any heavy physical activities as well as those that require you to squat, bend, or lift. These activities can cause an increase in pressure in your eyes.
If you want to know more about how you can take care of your eyes after a blepharoplasty or wish to get additional information about the procedure, request a consultation with Dr. Thom today by calling 701-235-5200. We look forward to hearing from you!