What Can Patients Expect After Surgery?

After surgery, a mild amount of bruising is possible and should be completely resolved by 10-14 days. Stitches are usually removed within 5-7 days after the procedure.

Before you are discharged home, you will be given aftercare instructions from Dr. Pero, which may include:

  • Following a liquid diet within the first 12 hours after anesthesia
  • Taking Tylenol and over-the-counter pain medications to relieve any pain and discomfort
  • Elevating the head using two pillows to help reduce swelling of the face
  • Following care instructions for the surgical site
  • Reporting on any changes to your general health
  • Scheduling a follow-up appointment with your facial plastic surgeon
Category: Blepharoplasty FAQs