Eyelid Surgery – Ptosis And Blepharoplasties Postoperative Care
- Use an ice cold compress:
- Today – at least every hour for 10 minutes
- Tomorrow – 4 times a day for 15 minutes
(the ice packs help to minimize bruising and swelling)
- Use warm compresses thereafter to help any bruising and swelling to resolve more quickly.
- You may have some spotting of blood after your surgery. You should call us if it becomes excessive (ie soaking of tissues continuously).
- Keep the wound dry for 24 hours.
- Be careful when washing your face or having a shower. Do not rub the operated area. Light dabbing is acceptable.
- Use Chlorsig ointment to the wounds 3 times a day.
- As you have just had eyelid surgery, you should expect some bruising, swelling and irritation. If your eyes feel gritty, this usually resolves within 24-48 hours.
- Leave the paper strips on the wound for as long as possible. Before removing them, it is best to soak them with a warm wet face washer, so they can be peeled off without pulling the skin. The strips usually start to fall off in 1-3 days.
- To reduce bleeding you should avoid vigorous physical activities for 1 week. Do not swim or do heavy lifting for 2 weeks.
- For pain take: Panadol, Panadeine or Panamax.
DO NOT TAKE Aspirin, Solprin, Disprin or Nurofen.