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Frequently asked questions about eyelid surgery

If you are considering undergoing eyelid surgery, we understand that many questions may arise about the procedure, the results and the recovery process. For this reason, Blooming Plastic Surgery has posted a section of frequently asked questions about eyelid surgery on our website. We encourage you to review these questions before scheduling a consultation with us. This will help you better understand the procedure and ask targeted questions during your appointment with us. Our mission is to ensure that you receive the best possible care and that you feel comfortable with your decision to undergo eyelid surgery. Please feel free to contact us if you have further questions or would like more information about this treatment.

In this section, you can find answers to common questions about eyelid surgery:

Yes, you may. You may wear your lenses again as soon as you can easily insert and remove them without pulling too much on the eyelid. We recommend that you wear glasses for the first week after surgery.

If you are experiencing symptoms such as drooping eyelids, puffiness, limited field of vision, tired look or headaches, eyelid surgery may be the answer. During an initial consultation, the plastic surgeon will discuss your situation and assess whether such a procedure is the appropriate solution for you.

Eyelid surgery is a surgical procedure. Therefore, it is wise to make some preparations beforehand. Keep in mind that you will need recovery time after the treatment. Arrange this with your work and arrange for babysitting for your children. You must not lift or bend heavily after the treatment. During the first consultation, the plastic surgeon will discuss with you in detail how you can best prepare yourself.

You can start applying scar cream as soon as the scabs on the eyelid have disappeared. Try to apply the cream as lightly as possible during the first two weeks. We will give you the scar cream during your first check-up appointment at the clinic.

Basically, anyone who is unhappy with their eyes can undergo eyelid surgery. We find that most people who opt for eyelid surgery are over the age of 30. Nevertheless, young people can also come to us for treatment. Puffiness or drooping eyebrows or eyelids are often hereditary.

For the first six weeks, we recommend that you minimize exposure to the sun. When you do, it is important to use sunglasses and good sunscreen with a high protection factor.

No, it is best not to drive yourself after eyelid surgery. Therefore, take someone with you when you undergo the procedure or come by public transportation.

It depends on the type of work you do when you can return to work. For the first few days, you will bruise and have swollen skin around the eyes. Light housework is allowed for the first week. Do you perform physically demanding work? Then we recommend that you resume your work slowly after about three to four weeks. Listen carefully to your body. You know best what you can and cannot do.

As long as the stitches are still in, you cannot wear makeup on your eyes. Once the stitches are removed, you may wear make-up again. Be careful with this for the first two months. Especially when removing make-up.

It is wise to take some rest for the first few weeks. After an average of three to four weeks you can slowly resume sports. During the first consultation, the plastic surgeon will inform you in detail about your recovery.

The day after the procedure you may shower again. Try to keep the wound dry as much as possible until the stitches are removed. Did the wound get wet? Then carefully pat it dry.

Eyelid correction treatments take place within the Spaarne Gasthuis in Haarlem. Our clinic is located within this hospital. You can also stay overnight here.

If you have any other questions about eyelid surgery, please feel free to contact Blooming Plastic Surgery. Our knowledgeable surgeons and staff are here to answer all your questions and help you make an informed decision about your treatment.

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