POST-OPERATIVE INFORMATION

Facial surgery

Eyelid reduction

UPPER AND/OR LOWER EYELIDS

Immediately after your surgery:

  • Rest quietly – no exercise, lifting or bending for 1 week.

  • You may experience some swelling and bruising.

  • Cold Packs can be applied routinely 5 minutes on 5 minutes off for the first 48 hours post surgery (this will help to minimise swelling and bruising).

  • Sleep with a slight elevation (on 2 pillows) for the first 48 hours.

  • Take strong pain relieving medication as prescribed and only if required. Panadol 4-6 hourly usually helps.

Taking care of your wound, showering and what to do before your next appointment:

  • Apply ointment to the suture lines three times daily until we see you 5-7 days following your surgery.

  • You may drive when you feel safe to, but avoid it if possible for 2 weeks.

Post-operative appointment:

  • Your first initial post-op appointment will be made around 5-7 days post your surgery date.

  • Your sutures will be removed and wounds assessed.

Things to note:

  • If you develop any swelling, bruising, redness, pain, wound discharge or fevers, please contact the rooms on 8267 3976 or see your local GP (if you are unable to get into the rooms). If after-hours, contact the Nurse Manager of the hospital where you had your procedure.

  • Appointments up until 6 weeks post your surgery date are post-operative appointments. After that period a review fee will take effect.

  • Any further questions please contact the rooms on 8267 3976.

Facelift

Immediately after your surgery:

  • Rest quietly – no exercise, lifting or bending

  • You may experience some swelling and bruising.

  • Cold Packs can be applied routinely 5 minutes on 5 minutes off for the first 48 hours post surgery (this will help to minimise swelling and bruising).

  • You may need to sleep with a slight elevation (on 2 pillows) for the first week or so.

  • Take pain relieving medication as prescribed and only if required. Panadol 4-6 hourly usually helps.

Taking care of your wound, showering and what to do before your next appointment:

  • Leave any tapes in place until we see you 5-7 days following your surgery unless otherwise instructed.

  • You must wear your facial garment day and night for 6 weeks after your surgery. You may remove it to clean it and you can take it off for a shower.

  • Apply ointment to the suture lines twice daily.

  • Avoid any passive smoking situations.

  • You may drive when you feel safe to, but avoid it if possible for 2 weeks.

Post-operative appointment:

  • Your first initial post-op appointment will be made 1 week post your surgery. Your wounds will be assessed and your sutures/staples will be removed in stages.

Things to note:

  • If you develop any swelling, bruising, redness, pain, wound discharge or fevers, please contact the rooms on 8267 3976 or see your local GP (if you are unable to get into the rooms). If after-hours, contact the Nurse Manager of the hospital where you had your procedure.

  • Appointments up until 6 weeks post your surgery date are post-operative appointments. After that period a review fee will take effect.

  • Any further questions please contact the rooms on 8267 3976.

Do you have a question regarding your recovery?