The eyes are a focal point of the face, and aging changes around the eyes can cause a person to appear tired or older than they really are. Sagging upper lids or baggy, puffy lower lids brought about by the aging process can make for a less-than-favorable first impression.
Most PPSD patients find that recovery from eyelid surgery is uneventful and swift. You may receive eye-lubricating drops or ointments, cold compresses, and pain medications to manage any temporary discomfort. Remember that it’s natural for eyelids to feel a bit sore as the anesthesia wears off. Blurry vision, tearing, and dryness are also normal in the early postoperative period. The doctor will recommend that you keep your head elevated for the first few days in order to decrease swelling. Additionally, contact lenses usually need to be avoided for up to two weeks. A full set of aftercare instructions will be provided, including tips on how to clean your eyes and how to keep them well-hydrated. Sutures will be removed after 7-10 days, and normal activities and exercise may usually be resumed within 10-21 days. If you experience anything out of the ordinary, do not hesitate to call the office. The PPSD team is ready to assist you and guide you through a successful recovery and a result you can enjoy for years.