Blepharoplasty – FAQs
Blepharoplasty Dubai | 6 August 2019
Infection: This is very uncommon. If you feel unwell, hot, or the treated area appears red, with sensations of burning or there is any discharge we would urge you to contact the clinic for advice and/or urgent treatment.
Pain: You will experience discomfort over the first few days following surgery however the degree of pain does vary from person to person. Painkillers can be prescribed and taken home with you and manages any discomfort well.
Work / Sport / Leisure Activities: It is recommended that you take one week off from work, however if you have a sedentary job a few days is acceptable but you must stand up and walk around every hour or so as movement will accelerate healing. If you have an active hobby or leisure interest, please seek advice from your surgeon as to when you will be able to return to it following surgery.
Children: If you have young children or babies, please ensure that the area(s) treated are not touched or disturbed for at least 1 week. Your tissues have been agitated and require a period of time to heal without disturbance. It is recommended that you organise help with caring for young children during the first few days of recovery.
Bathing: Wounds must be kept completely dry for the first week. ‘’Baby wiping’’ the face for the first week to clean yourself is recommended. After your first post-operative check with the nurse at the end of week one, you will be advised that you can shower and wash as usual – you will also be provided guidance appropriate products to use.
Sun Bathing: Do not sit out in strong sun for the first two weeks after surgery. Once you have fully recovered and your scars are matured you may allow your eye area to be completely exposed in the sun but shielding them as much as you can in the weeks following your treatment will only improve your final scarring results
Diet: Ensure that you maintain a healthy nutritious diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables, as this is important for wound healing and bowels. As you are inactive and have most likely been taking painkillers constipation may become an issue, to help prevent this or to ease symptoms you may use a product such as Senokot® or whatever has suited you in the past
Flying: If possible avoid flying for the first six weeks – usual medical guidelines dictate 2 weeks for short haul flights and a full 6 weeks for long haul. Following surgery, you must ideally wear flight socks and take low dose aspirin before flying.