My eyelids will be lifted out of my field of vision. Is that a pretty painful correction? Will the pain be similar to the pain of an irritated boil?
How Much Physical Discomfort is Felt Immediately After Eyelid Surgery?
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Pain after eyelid surgery is minimal
Upper eyelid surgery alone is barely painful. With lower lid surgery, there is some pain, often described as sinus pressure. This is quickly controlled by taking pain medicine while still in the recovery room. Once the pain is under control, it is easily kept at bay, and by the 2nd or 3rd day there is very little discomfort.
Eyelid Surgery and Pain
Minimal Discomfort following Eyelid Surgery
Physical Discomfort After Eyelid Surgery
The pain experienced after an eyelid surgery is minimal for most patients.. Initial mild discomfort is controlled with oral medications. Swelling, discoloration, and some bruising are to be expected. It is not unusual to have some difficulty seeing during the first day or two after surgery because of the swelling and eye lubricants/ointment used during and after surgery.
Overall, it is not a painful procedure.
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Pain after Eyelid Surgery?
Thank you for the question.
Congratulations on your planned procedure- it is one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform. Eyelid (blepharoplasty) is very well-tolerated usually with minimal discomfort afterwards.
I hope this helps.
Pain after eyelid surgery
In most cases my patients use pain pills the day of surgery to control their blood pressure and the minimal pain, after that they usually take just Tylenol. It is not a very painful surgery, and cold compresses and OTC medicines are usually more than enough, I would say likely less than the boil pain as there is not as much inflammation.
Discomfort after eyelid surgery...
A Blepharoplasty is a very popular procedure that is simple to go through. The surgery can be done under local anesthesia and you may have some mild discomfort for one or two days. Your plastic surgeon will prescribe a mild painkiller or you can simply take Tylenol. Steri-strips are usually placed over the incisions on both eye lids and should be removed about a week after surgery. Blepharoplasty is a great procedure, but be sure to discuss your concerns with your plastic surgeon.
No significant pain from Eyelid surgery
I hear it over and over from patients how surprised they are about the lack of pain after lid surgery. Most have mild discomfort the day of surgery, but I stopped prescribing narcotics years ago because patients never took them. A few doses of Tylenol and cool compresses help, especially with the swelling, which is more annoying then the pain.
'Discomfort' after eyelid surgery
Eyelid surgeries are usually associated with mild to moderate discomfort that is easily controlled with cold compresses. My patients are given a prescription for pain meds and told to fill it only if needed and most elect not to fill their prescription.
How much pain after upper eyelid surgery.
I have performed eyelid surgery for over 20 years and it's not really painful. Patients typically feel some dull procedure.
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