Blepharoplasty is the removal of excess tissue around the eye. Here is Cambridge Clear Beauty’s blepharoplasty discharge advice for those who have undergone the treatment…

  • You will need to sleep upright, well-supported with pillows for two weeks following surgery;
  • You will experience bruising and swelling around the eyes, which may extend onto the cheeks. This is normal, will increase at first, reaching a peak after three to four days. This will gradually settle over the next two to four weeks;
  • Cold compresses can be applied to the eyes to soothe the area and reduce swelling and bruising. Alternatively, Witch Hazel eye soaks can be used;
  • Avoid bending down or forward as this will increase the pressure in the eyes and face and may lead to bleeding;
  • You may be given eye drops and eye ointment to use. Please use these as instructed. The drops are for daytime use and the ointment for night. The ointment can make your vision hazy and blurred;
  • Take painkillers as directed, these are usually Paracetamol-based. Please avoid taking any Aspirin-based medications as these can cause bleeding;
  • Eyelid sutures are usually removed at four to seven days following surgery;
  • You may experience excessive tearing, sensitivity to light and temporary changes in your eyesight, such as blurring or double vision. These will all resolve over two to three weeks following surgery;
  • You may be sensitive to sunlight, wind and other irritants for several weeks. Sunglasses can be worn to reduce this;
  • You should avoid wearing contact lenses for two to three weeks following surgery;
  • Please refrain from smoking as this prevents good wound healing;
  • Avoid strenuous activity for three to four weeks (walking and gentle stretching is fine);
  • Depending on your job, you should be able to return to work within two weeks after the operation;
  • If you have any concerns or questions, please contact the hospital where you had your procedure, or your Consultant directly if you have been requested to do so.


Take a look at our blepharoplasty page if you would like to know more about this procedure which can be done on either the upper or lower lids, or both. If you would like more information on our blepharoplasty discharge advice, please do get in touch.

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