How to clean sutures/wounds after blepharoplasty?
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Thank you for your question. Every surgeon has his or her preference. I allow my patients to shampoo and shower the next day, gently wiping their eyelids. Dried secretions can be gently removed with warm water and/or hydrogen peroxide. Plain petroleum jelly is soothing and keeps the skin around the sutures moisturized. Congratulations on having a blepharoplasty.
Wound care after upper lid blepharoplasty.
Incision care after eyelid surgery
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The most important thing is to follow your surgeon's instructions- I would highly recommend contacting them to confirm exactly how you should be caring for your blepharoplasty incisions
Postop care after blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty: post operative care
I usually have my patients use dilute peroxide or bottled water,Use a sunscreen with a skin-protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 on your eyelids when outside, and continue to do so for at least 6 months after surgery. You may apply makeup in addition to sunscreen on your eyelids the day after the incisions are closed which is approximately 7 days.
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