Precautions : After Eye Surgery
Post-operative Precautions after Eye Surgery
- Until a week from surgery, maintain an upright position especially your neck and upper body area to help ease swelling by keeping your head higher than your heart When sleeping.
- Do not lie down with your face to the side or upside down. When sleeping, have your face facing up towards the ceiling.
- Any regular meal can be taken, but please avoid foods with strong-taste.
- Swelling and bruising intensifies for 48 hours after surgery. It will get better within 2~4 weeks and differs by each individual.
- Apply ice pack for 3 days including operation day, then no fomentation is necessary.
04 Scar management
- Crying or Rubbing the eye is prohibited.
- Pressuring the eyes is prohibited for it might cause bleeding.
- The time of removing stitches differ depending on surgical method. They are usually removed after 2 to 10 days after the surgery.
05 Washing face, taking shower and makeup
- Before removing stitches, only wipe your face with wet towel avoiding the operated area.
- Washing face and makeup are possible on the next day.
- When you wash your face, do not rub around your eyes and rinse very gently. In case of eye bags surgery, you can wash your face 3 days after the surgery
- Eye makeup should be done after 2 weeks and use eye cleanser when you remove the makeup
- Fake eyelashes and semi-permanent eye-line tattoo should be used after a month from surgery.
- Wearing contact lenses is possible 3 weeks after the surgery. 5) Do not have sauna for a month.
- Daily routine can be done after a week from surgery, easy workout is possible after 2 to 3 weeks and intensive workout is possible after a month.
07 Medicine Intake
- After you leave the hospital, take prescribed medicine at the appointed time regularly, and if you have unusual symptoms like diarrhea or rash, please contact the clinic immediately.
- Do not take Aspirin or vitamin E products; these can cause bleeding and interrupt well-hemostasis.
08 Drinking and Smoking
- Drinking alcohol and smoking is fatal to recovery, and should be certainly avoided at least a month.
- Swelling of the white of the eye can occur from conjunctival swelling, but it does not effect your vision.
- Bruise, hyperemia conjunctivae and conjunctival swelling may remain for 2-3 weeks.
- The final result of operation stabilizes after 6 months.
- Dazzling or tear running can happen after ptosis correction or under-eye operation, but this will calm down throughout the time.
- Numbness around the eyes and forehead may happen, but will recover throughout few months.
- If under-eye operation was done by conjunctiva, small amount of stagnated blood might run down like a blood tear during the first week, so don't be bothered. If the symptom continues, please visit the office.
- Blood scab can form after few months, but it will be removed naturally, so please contact the clinic.
10 In case of emergency
- If you experience serious pain in eyeballs, change in vision, or sudden swelling, contact the office immediately to visit.
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Academic Background & Training
Seoul National University Hospital plastic surgery specialist
Seoul National University Hospital plastic surgery clinical instructor
Seoul National University Hospital plastic surgery adjunct professor
Seoul National University Medical Graduate School PhD.
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Member of Korean Facial Contouring Plastic Surgery Research Society
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