Eye Bag Removal Recovery

With you every step of the way

Following your eye bag removal surgery you’ll have a post-op appointment with your clinic nurse as well as a review meeting with your surgeon. This is to check on your recovery and to discuss any further aftercare you might require.

When you’re feeling well enough to leave the hospital, your surgeon will ensure everything has gone well before discharging you. Please make sure you have arranged for someone to drive you home following your procedure as your vision will be blurry to start with. Your eyes will remain swollen and bruised for up to 14 days.

Before you leave hospital, your nurse will talk to you about caring for your eyes and will make a follow-up appointment for your stitches to be removed, usually three to five days after surgery.

We recommend you take two weeks off work to make a full recovery from your blepharoplasty surgery.

Recovering at home - top tips!

Every person’s recovery is different so please follow your surgeon’s advice carefully. To make your recovery as comfortable as possible, previous patients and our team members have these great tips:

Transform Tip #1

You won’t be able to wear contact lenses for five days, so make sure you’ve got some up-to-date prescription glasses to wear

Cheryl Flaherty
Patient care co-ordinator

    • Transform Tip #2

      Wrap some ice in a tea towel and use it as a cold compress to help your swelling, but don’t put ice directly on your skin


    • Transform Tip #4

      Your eyes might be more sensitive to light and wind. Wearing sunglasses can help


    • Transform Tip #3

      Try to sleep propped up on pillows and try not to bend down too much. It helps to get rid of the swelling and bruising faster


    • Transform Tip #5

      Taking adequate time off work is a must to ensure you benefit from a full recovery


    • Transform Tip #1

      Wrap some ice in a tea towel and use it as a cold compress to help your swelling, but don’t put ice directly on your skin


    • Transform Tip #2

      Try to sleep propped up on pillows and try not to bend down too much. It helps to get rid of the swelling and bruising faster


    • Transform Tip #3

      Your eyes might be more sensitive to light and wind. Wearing sunglasses can help


    • Transform Tip #4

      Taking adequate time off work is a must to ensure you benefit from a full recovery


Before you leave hospital we’ll give you our 24/7 patient helpline number so you can speak to a member of our clinical team if you have any concerns at all. Don’t hesitate to call if you have any worries or need further advice, day or night. That’s what we’re here for.

Your aftercare is as important as the surgery itself. Our comprehensive aftercare is tailored to your needs and you will be covered by our 3-year aftercare programme. This includes free access to your surgeon at any time before or after your procedure. Your Patient Care Co-ordinator will give you a patient guide which will explain the details of the programme in full.

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