Keep the head of your bed up (day and night) for 2 days following your surgery.
Ice the surgery site for 2 days following your surgery, applying it for 20 minutes on and 20 off (at least) during hours that you are awake. NEVER apply ice directly to skin.
DO NOT BEND OVER OR PERFORM ACTIVITIES THAT WILL INCREASE PRESSURE TO EYELIDS!! (i.e. yoga, lifting weights, or contact sports) You may perform light exercise the first week, such as walking.
Begin the incision site care the evening of your surgery. Always wash your hands before caring for your incision. Apply a thin smear of Mupirocin ointment to the incision with a clean Q-Tip for each eyelid. Do this twice a day for 1 week only. If the incision becomes reddened and itchy, you may be allergic to the Mupirocin. Discontinue use and purchase a NEW container of Vaseline and use instead of Mupirocin.
Do not cut or pull at the suture strings.
You may shower 24 hours after your surgery.
Sometimes you will feel a pulling sensation or a bit of discomfort when opening your eyes. This is common.
Return to the office a week after surgery to have your sutures removed.
You may resume wearing contacts one week after surgery or at Dr. Lam’s discretion.
You may use Tylenol or prescription medication for discomfort.
NO ALCOHOL, ASPIRIN, ADVIL, ALEVE, OR OTHER BLOOD THINNING PRODUCTS FOR ONE WEEK AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE!!