What to Expect After Eyelid Surgery
Following eyelid surgery, you may experience some tearing, light sensitivity, or double vision. Incisions will be red and visible at first, and the eyelids may be puffy and numb for several days. Swelling and bruising will last for about a week, and discomfort can be controlled with pain medication. It is recommended that you sleep with your head raised higher than your chest to help reduce swelling. Also, avoid straining and heaving lifting for 10-14 days. Most patients feel well enough to resume their normal activities about 10 days after surgery. Overall, be sure to follow Dr. Cusimano’s post-op instructions to help ensure a smooth and safe recovery.