Guidelines before treatment:
This procedure is performed under local anaesthesia. Do not eat, drink or smoke at least 4 hours before surgery.
Do not wear lenses.
Do not wear any jewellery.
Do not take any blood thinning (Marcoumar, Sintrom) or anti-inflammatory medication like aspirin or ibuprofen for 10 days before surgery.
To reduce the risk of bruising you can start taking 3 tablets of ARNICA 5 CH 8-hourly for 2 days before surgery. It is best to continue taking them for 7 days after surgery.
The morning of your procedure, take a shower with desinfectant soap (iso-Betadine, Hibiscrub, Dettol). After your shower do not wear any makeup, moisturizers, oils, creams, or lotions or deodorant.
As smoking has a negative effect on the healing process, it is recommended to stop smoking at least 4 weeks before surgery until 2 weeks after surgery.
Moderate alcohol consumption 2 weeks before the surgery, and stop alcohol consumption 1 day before the surgery.
Wear comfortable clothing on the day of surgery, ideally loose-fitting clothes that open in the front and comfortable flat shoes that slip on.
Guidelines after treatment:
In order to limit swelling to a minimum you are advised not to sleep lying down. It is necessary to sleep in an upright position to avoid too much swelling of the eye.
Do not wet the steri-strips that have been attached to the eye after the operation.
Up to 2 to 3 days there may be some discomfort. Some tearing is normal.
The following pain killers can be taken the first few days: paracetamol 1g tablet 8-hourly, ibuprofen 400mg tablet 8-hourly and if necessary tramadol 50mg tablet 8-hourly.
In the beginning swelling is normal. It will disappear spontaneously after a few days. Using a cool mask or icepack as soon as possible after the operation usually prevents or at least limits the swelling.
The eye area will be bruised for at least a week. Wearing large and dark sunglasses can be helpful to camouflage.
Stitches will be removed after 5 to 10 days. This can either be done by us or by your own GP.
Makeup can be used again as soon as the stitches have been removed.
Protect scars well from the sun for 1 year.
It is important to take enough rest after the procedure.
Sports: Sports that do not cause any shocks (like walking) can be practised after 1 week. Up to 6 weeks after surgery it is best not to practise more active types of sport.
Up to 8 weeks after the surgery, it is not recommended to visit a saunau or a wellness.
Make sure there is someone to drive you home after your surgery.
We wish you all the best for a speedy recovery!
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!