Our Los Angeles blepharoplasty is among the easiest plastic surgery procedures to recover from. The tissue is isolated from the other areas of the face and most patients report that pain and swelling are minimal. After the first week to 10 days, patients usually feel confident about being seen in public, returning to work, or participating in family functions. Patients will be provided with full instructions covering the time period before and after surgery. Following these instructions as closely as possible will ensure the best possible outcome from the procedure.
Refraining from smoking is one of the most important instructions. Nicotine hinders recovery by restricting blood flow through the tiny capillaries in the area. Patients are asked to refrain from smoking for several weeks prior to and following surgery.
Using cold packs on the surgical site, as instructed, will help with swelling and bruising. Additionally, sleeping with the head elevated will greatly assist in the recovery process. It is important to avoid over-the-counter pain medication and herbal supplements unless these have been approved by Dr. Lee. Otherwise excessive bleeding at the surgical site may occur, which greatly compromises the results of Asian eyelid surgery.
Beverly Hills patients can rest assured that they have found among the best Asian blepharoplasty surgeons available. Her results are praised by her many grateful patients of Asian heritage who have achieved their image goals without compromising their ethnic background.