The healing process after any form of surgery requires time and patience. Eyes being as it is very sensitive in nature, may pose additional issues after a surgery. One of the first noticeable reactions of an eyelid surgery is severe inflammation in the area. The eyes may hardly open but getting up from the bed and blinking can improvise the condition slightly.
Owing to the effect of gravity, the swelling may gradually descend to the cheeks. Bruising of the eyelids is another extremely apparent after effect of the surgery. Initially the intensity of bruising is rather severe, characterized by a strong red coloration.
However, gradually the color fades to muddy purple and thereafter yellow, before clearing up eventually. As part of the surgery’s consequence, the sclera of the eye may appear raised, a condition termed as chemosis. This condition may be clubbed with reddening of the area as well. Chemosis may benefit from the usage of an over-the-counter moisturizing eye drop and restricting exposure to dust and wind.
The duration of the healing process varies in patients following no set pattern. Aspects that are believed to delay the process of healing include pampered skin, old age, Asian ethnicity, smoking, excessive physical activity, and extreme intake of salt. The good news is that most of the bruising diminishes in approximately 2 weeks, although the swelling may take a little longer to completely subside. After this phase, the next troublesome aspect is dealing with the scars. The golden rule to remember in this case is that the body goes through its own rejuvenation process to eliminate the scarring.Usage of any remedies to increase the pace of scar healing would yield no outcome; instead add to your frustration level. Therefore, be prepared to see the operated area free of scars only over a span of a few months and do not stress yourself unnecessarily.
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