What to Expect Following an Eyelift near Louisville, KY
Once Dr. Smyth has completed your eyelift surgery near Louisville, KY you can expect to undergo a brief recovery period during which you may experience a certain amount of dryness in your eyes. You may also experience a certain amount of discomfort. For the first few days following the procedure, you should plan to sleep with your head slightly elevated. This will help to reduce the risk of swelling in the areas where Dr. Smyth performed the eyelift.
Dr. Smyth performs eyelift surgery near Louisville, KY with the use of sedation or local anesthesia in most cases and occasionally under general anesthesia. All eyelifts are done in the office as an outpatient procedure, meaning you will be able to go home once the procedure has been completed. On your way home and when you go out for the first few days, you may want to wear a pair of dark sunglasses as your eyes may be sensitive to bright light. You may also find your vision is a little on the blurry side, this should clear up as the swelling goes down around your eyes.
Sleep, Cold Compresses, and Medication
Along with sleeping with your head slightly elevated, you may also need to use cold compresses for the first 24 hours to help keep any swelling under control. Dr. Smyth may also prescribe a special ointment or eye drops to help keep you comfortable during the first few days post eyelift surgery near Louisville, KY. With five to seven days after your surgery, any stitches Dr. Smyth used will need to be removed. After the incisions have fully healed, all you might need is a little concealer and you should be ready once more to face the world with a youthful new look.
Visit Dr. Smyth at Timeless You to Discuss Facial Rejuvenation Procedures near Louisville, KY
The best way to learn more about the different types of eyelift surgery procedures available and whether or not you are a good candidate, we invite you to visit Timeless You and Dr. Smyth at 3219 Clifton Avenue, Suite 330, Cincinnati OH 45220 or contact us at (513) 201-8490 to schedule your free initial consultation where we can discuss your needs, wants, and expectations.