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Eyelid Surgery: Post Surgery Advice

Eyelid surgery can be a good solution to improve the appearance of sagging skin or muscle surrounding the eye and can produce fantastic results.

As with any surgery, however, the steps you take after your surgery are equally, if not more important, than those taken prior to surgery.

Whether you’ve recently had surgery and are looking for advice or you’re considering the surgery and would like to know more about expected recovery, at Wentworth Clinic we’re here to help.

For more information about the procedure itself click here.

The following advice will give you a good idea about the necessary steps to take after your surgery; however, it should not be taken as medical advice and nothing compares to the individual advice you will receive from one of our experienced and highly qualified consultants:


Immediately Following Your Surgery:


–    Keep your head elevating for the first few days to reduce swelling
–    Swelling with typically peak 48 hours after surgery
–    A cold compress can help to reduce swelling but always wrap any ice or ice pack in cloth to prevent any bandaging or tape becoming wet
–    Do not taken medication such as Aspiring or Nurofen following surgery as this may cause bleeding
–    Clean eyes with warm, sterile water and use eye drops if instructed to do so


1 Week- 3 Months after Surgery:


–    Sutures are typically removed after 5-7 days depending on recovery
–    Following the removal of the sutures, you will soon be able to use makeup
–    Due to swelling and removal of skin problems with closure of the eye are possible. If you experience this, apply ointment before going to sleep
–    Eyes can appear watery for a number of weeks following surgery

As we said before, this is not an exhaustive list and this simple advice should not be taken in place of medical advice given by your surgeon or a doctor. If you would like more information about the procedures available at Wentworth Clinic, please visit our website or contact us directly.

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