Length of surgery:
Eye lift surgery can take up to three hours. You may either return to your hotel within hours of your surgery, or stay at least one night in the hospital, depending on the extent of your procedure.
Recovery and post-op care:
Your eyes will probably be lubricated and covered with bandages after surgery. Stitches are removed after a week, however, bruising and swelling may take a little longer to subside. After 10 days you can resume normal activity, but you’ll need to wait approximately three weeks before doing any strenuous activity, such as lifting and exercise. For the first few weeks, you will be required to wear sunblock and sunglasses.
Pain and discomfort can be managed with oral medications and you will also be prescribed antibiotics to prevent any infection. You will be given a list of instructions to follow after your surgery, such as:
- Using a cold compress to help bruising and swelling subside
- Using lubricating eye drops for itchiness or irritations
- Keeping your head elevated to prevent blood clots
- Not wearing makeup
- Not drinking alcohol
- Not watching television
- Not wearing contact lenses
Length of stay:
Most surgeons recommend spending 10 days on holiday, during which time you will have regular check-ups. To get the most out of your recovery time we suggest you partake in gentle exercise, yoga classes and treat yourself to some pampering. If you are feeling up to it, there is plenty to see and do in Phuket, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.