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When Can I Start "Washing my Eyes" After Double Eyelid Surgery?

Hi, I recently got double eyelid surgery and was wondering when I could start washing my eyes. I am currently washing my face carefully avoiding my eyes and making sure that water doesn't touch my eyelids. I wanted to start wearing eye makeup again but I'm afraid that I might damage the sutures while trying to remove my makeup.

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Wash eyelids carefully three days after surgery

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After eyelid surgery you can start cleaning your eyelids with a cotton tip applicator and hydrogen peroxide within one day after surgery.  After about three days you can begin to gently washing your eyelids with water and pat dry with a clean towel.  You should be careful not to rub your eyes for at least two weeks.

Houston Plastic Surgeon
3.5 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

When Can I Start "Washing my Eyes" After Double Eyelid Surgery?

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Dear shiningstar,

I would ask your surgeon these questions, as there are many different practices and techniques. Good luck with your recovery.

Larry Fan, MD

San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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When Can I Start "Washing my Eyes" After Double Eyelid Surgery?

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You should get all post-op advice from your surgeon.  Differences in technique would preclude another physician from answering that question for you.

Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Asian Eyelid Surgery Postop

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You really must ask your surgeon that question.  It is not fair for other surgeons to answer that for you.

Web reference: http://www.lamfacialplastics.com/procedures/asian-cosmetic-surgery/

Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Postoperative Instructions

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The best advice I can give is that you should follow the postoperative instructions given to you by your Surgeon and no-one else.  A well trained, well organized Surgeon should have specific instructions (typically in written form) outlining the do's and don'ts after surgery.

Fort Myers Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Follow your surgeon's advice

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This is an excellent question to ask your surgeon and not others who did not perform the surgery. Your surgeon may have used certain techniques and have a specific protocol in place which they feel is essential to an excellent outcome.

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

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