Recovery from lateral canthoplasty
After the surgery is complete, an ointment will be placed over the incisions and the eyes. The ointment will blur your vision, but will help keep your eyes lubricated.
Pain typically subsides within the first week, but soreness and swelling may be present for a few weeks. You can reduce bruising by avoiding blood thinners including aspirin, Ibuprofen, fish oil, and alcohol. Taking Arnica may reduce your bruising, and using Skinuva can reduce your scar appearance.
Medications may be prescribed to prevent infection and to help with pain and inflammation. Rest is important to healing and preventing complications. For the first week, plan on only doing light activity with no lifting or bending. During the second week, you can implement moderate activity with no heavy lifting. After two weeks, there are usually no restrictions on activity.
Dr. Paul will give you specific post-operative care instructions, which should be followed closely. Follow-up appointments are usually scheduled within one to two weeks to monitor your healing progress.