Activity Restrictions After Your Eyelid Surgery

Activity Restrictions After Your Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery, was the third most popular cosmetic surgery procedure last year. So, it’s no surprise that we’ve noticed a growing number of men and women seeking information about the procedure.

While preparation before your eyelid surgery is important, equally important is planning your recovery after your surgery. Here is a list of do’s and don’ts following your blepharoplasty.

  • Avoid heavy lifting, straining, or any moderate to extremely strenuous activities for the first 14 days following surgery. Activities that involve head movements or cause a sudden increase in head pressure should be avoided for three to four weeks following surgery. Seek your surgeon’s approval before you resume your usual routine.
  • Avoid activities that can strain or tire your eyes for the first couple of weeks post-surgery. These include reading, watching TV, using computers, and wearing contacts.
  • Take frequent naps.
  • Keep your head elevated at all times (even when sleeping) for the first two to three weeks of recovery. This will help reduce bruising and swelling. Sleep with your head higher than your chest by using inclined foam wedges or two to three medium-sized pillows. It may be also helpful to cover your eyes with a special eye mask while sleeping.
  • If you really need to spend time outdoors, wear dark sunglasses.
  • Get in touch with us immediately if you experience chest pains, sudden shortness of breath, blurred vision, or an unusual heart rate.

Do you still have questions about eyelid surgery? Call 518.346.0002 or fill out this contact form to schedule an appointment with us. We look forward to your visit!