Bonnie J. Baldwin, M. D.
Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery
Office (713) 791-1975
Fax (713) 796-2583
BLEPHAROPLASTY POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS
1.
Use cold compresses or gel cold packs over eyelids for the first 24 to 48 hours
post-op to minimize swelling and possible bruising.
2.
Sleep with your head elevated about 45 degrees to prevent swelling. Lying flat or
bending over will cause swelling and stress on the eyelid incisions.
3.
Apply ophthalmic antibiotic ointment to eyes every 12 hours if it was dispensed
in the recovery room or prescribed by Dr. Baldwin.
4.
NO
lifting, pushing or pulling for 7 to 10 days. This activity will cause swelling
and stress on the eyelid incisions.
5.
You will have small sutures in the eyelids.
These are normally removed 5 to 7
days after surgery.
6.
Take your medication as prescribed by Dr. Baldwin.
7.
You may drive 5 to 7 days after surgery, or as soon as your vision permits and you
are not
taking pain medication.
8.
You will be required to follow-up in the office after surgery to monitor your
progress and to ensure the best result possible.
9.
Please immediately call our office to report an elevation in temperature, sudden
swelling or discoloration of an eye area, excessive bleeding or discharge from the
incisions as well as any signs of possible infection.
10. We want your aesthetic surgery experience to be a positive one. Should you have
further questions please contact our office. Office hours are Monday through
Thursday 8:30 A.M. until 4:30 P.M. and Friday 8:30 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. After
hours calls will be answered by our service and will be returned by Dr. Baldwin or
her associate.