Post-operative : Blepharoplasty

The night of surgery

 You can expect to have pain and feel like your lateral brow is tight. For your comfort we recommend:

  1. Keep your head elevated (semi sitting position)
  2. Take extra strength tylenol every 4 hours
  3. Take a medication like gravol 30 minutes before taking your prescribed pain medication to avoid nausea and
  4. Take the pain medication as prescribed around the clock for 48 hours
  5. Take your antibiotics if prescribed
  6. Apply ice to your brow (10 mins on, 10 mins off) until bedtime

Please contact us immediately if you experience any of the following

  • You have a fever of > 5
  • Severe nausea or vomiting
  • Are experiencing hallucinations or unusual behavior
  • Your pain is not controlled with the pain medication
  • Excessive bleeding

The day after surgery

  • You can expect the pain to decrease towards the 48 hour
  • It is best to keep your head elevated as much as possible to prevent swelling
  • You can shower 48 hours after surgery

Follow up and healing

  • You will be swollen for 1-2 weeks
  • You should rest for 1 week
  • You can resume your daily activities after 1 week
  • You cannot exercise or do anything strenuous for 2 weeks
  • You will have a follow up appointment with Dr Gdalevitch in 1 week
  • You can leave the house with make up after 1 week
  • The final result will be seen around 1 month. Scars continue to improve over 6 months to a year.