I am going to get the upper blepharoplasty done. My doctor is going to stitch under the skin. After a couple weeks, if my eyes swell due to allergies, will it harm my healling or the incision?
Will Swelling from Allergies Harm Eyelid Surgery Healing?
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Eyelid swelling from allergies after blepharoplasty
Thank you for your question.
Swelling can be heightened from allergies during the post operative phase after blepharoplasty. Fortunately it usually does not cause any long term problems or harm the incision. It can prolong the healing phase as you have to wait for the excess swelling to dissipate. You can try to minimize the swelling from the allergies by taking allergy medications by mouth or a prescription allergy eye drop.
Allergies After Eyelid Surgery
Usually having allergies after eyelid surgery does not impair wound healing, but it may prolong swelling post operatively.
Eyelid swelling from allergies should not effect eyelid surgery results
Chronic or many years of eyelid swelling can cause some laxity of the eyelid skin.
However, periodic eyelid swelling due to allergies should have no impact on eyelid surgery results. There is always swelling of the eyelid after eyelid surgery such as blepharoplasty and the skin recovers very nicely form this.
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Allergies will not harm blepharoplasty healing
Allergies will not harm the blepharoplasty incision. From a comfort standpoint, make sure your allergies are under control with antihistamines and cortisone nasal sprays. Antihistamines such as Claritin can be purchased over the counter, but the cortisone nasal sprays need to be prescribed by your physician.
Eyelid swelling with allergy & upper blepharoplasty
Swelling from any source (allergy, medication, infection, etc) will prolong the healing time following any surgery. The more extensive the surgery and the more severe the swelling source, then the more prolonged the healing period.
Fortunately, plastic surgery limited to the upper eyelid with typical swelling most patients with allergies complain about should not be problem. Most patients will not notice a difference in the recovery period. Blepharoplasty eyelid incisions heal relatively quickly. Speak with your plastic surgeon performing the surgery and your allergist to best manage your specific allergies in the perioperative period. Best of luck.
Swelling from allergies and eyelid surgery healing
Eyelid incisions heal amazingly fast. SHOULD you have some delayed swelling down the road, it is not likely to impact your Blepharoplasty result but to be sure I would try and take your usual medicine to prevent it. It also goes without saying that you do not want to have your surgery while you are having an attack since the surgeon has to be able to visualize the structures the way they are in the normal state.
Allergies and blepharoplasty
Hi, your allergies should not affect the results of your blepharoplasty surgery. You may want to have medication on hand to treat your allergies, however, to make yourself more comfortable if you do expereince an allergy attack during your recovery. Good luck, /nsn.
Allergies and blelahroplasty results
It is unlikely that after a blepharoplasty that allergies will negatively impact the results of a quality blepharoplasty procedure. The swelling from routine allergies should be ok.
Do Allergies Hamper Blelpharoplasty Healing
If you are otherwise healthy, then allergies can be annoying but do not hamper the healing process. You should make sure that you see an eye doctor before undergoing the surgery to ensure there is no other eye problem. Also, use Arnica Pills before surgery and Bromelain to reduce swelling and ice like crazy after surgery, 20minutes on then 20 minutes off for the first 3 days unless you are sleeping. Make sure not to take any medicine or over the counter pill like Motrin, Aspirin, Aleve etc. Also avoid Fish Oil, Omega 3s etc.
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