Recovery from eyelid surgery
On the first day of eyelid surgery in Turkey, you should apply cold packs each hour you are awake, for about 10-15 minutes at a time. The ice works on reducing the swelling and keep bruising to a minimum. On the second day, apply cold packs every few hours for about 10-15 minutes at a time.
Expect mid discomfort during the immediate recovery period of eyelid surgery.
As you recover, your eye area will be bruised and red with swollen eye, particularly during the first few days. The whites of the eyes also may become red. It may take up to a few weeks for healing to be complete, during which time you should not apply eye makeup. Often the sutures used for the surgery will dissolve on their own in four to seven days. If non-dissolvable sutures are employed, then the surgeon will remove them about a week after the procedure, depending on your unique situation.
The effort you put into recovery directly impacts the speed of your recovery—and the end result. The cosmetic surgeon may ask you to spend 4 days sitting sill and using frequent cold compresses. You can return to your normal routine after about a week. Healing times varies with each person and are effected by the extent of the procedure, as well as skin type. The surgeon will prescribe pain medication to alleviate any pain. It’s essential to avoid anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, naproxen or aspirin during your recovery period because they increase risk of bleeding.