Eyelid surgery, if performed by a competent plastic surgeon, can rejuvenate the haggard and tired appearance that may be apparent around your eyes due to sagging or puffy eyelids. The drooping may be present either in the upper or lower eyelids, or both. Oftentimes, the eyelid issues may be in the form of puffy pockets of fat tissues – they can be irritating to look at and obnoxious to your self-confidence. If you want a fast, safe and effective cosmetic solution to drooping lids, go for an eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty under the watch of plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Porter. Just make sure that you do your part, especially during the healing and recovery period, to fully achieve your aesthetic goals. The day of surgery is not the end of a blepharoplasty procedure. Board-Certified Dr. Porter will explain to you the essential steps to achieve a smooth recovery post-surgery. You cannot make a shortcut to attain the desired smoother and more vibrant appearance around your eyelids area. Frankly speaking, what you do hours and days after surgery is just as important as what you do before and during surgery. Dr. Porter’s Eyelid Surgery is a relatively quick procedure of about an hour to three hours to complete. The duration may vary based on the complexity of your facial skin issues, or if your blepharoplasty is performed in combination with other facial surgeries such as a facelift or a brow lift. Typically an outpatient procedure, you should bring along a companion to drive you home after surgery. You are likely to feel slight dizziness after surgery due to the anesthetics involved. At any rate, you can opt to stay for a day or two after operation at a surgical facility in Bethesda and request for a personal nurse. Furthermore, contact Dr. Porter and her staff in the remote chance that severe complications are experienced after surgery, such as shortness of breath or unusual heart beats. The healing period for Dr. Porter’s eye lid surgery is pretty quick as well. The ideal thing to do hours and days post-surgery is to indulge in substantial rest, but make sure to keep your head elevated.  After 2 to 3 days from surgery, you may already go back to reading and watching television. In 5 to 7 days, the stitches will be removed and any potential bruising will subside in 7 to 10 days. In about 7 to 10 days, you may be able to go back to work – but you better hear out Dr. Porter’s clear recommendation on this, noting your personal circumstances. For 2 weeks, you are advised not to wear contact lenses, instead wear sunglasses for several weeks post-surgery to protect yourself from wind and sunlight sensitivity. So you ready now to have much younger and rejuvenated looking eyelids? Schedule a consultation now with Dr. Porter by calling us at (301) 652-8191 or submitting this Email Contact Form. The post What To Do After Eyelid Surgery appeared first on Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery.

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