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What to do about applying makeup after double eyelid surgery?
Can I apply makeup after double eyelid surgery?
It is best to refrain from applying makeup right after plastic surgery.
Taking care of yourself after double eyelid surgery is paramount in getting natural and satisfactory results.
It is very important to reduce actions that could cause bleeding or swelling worse. Applying cold packs to the areas right after surgery can help make the veins contract as well as soothe swollen areas. That's why applying cold packs is recommended during the healing process.
Cold packs can numb pain in the area, and are suitable for those sensitive to pain after plastic surgery. To help swelling reduce while you sleep, it's helpful to sleep with your head in a slightly elevated position. Also, when resting or while being seated it can be helpful to keep your head tilted slightly back.
While recovering be careful not to be too sedentary. Taking walks and performing regular, everyday activities can aid in blood flow which will help swelling reduce faster. Cosmetics for the face can be applied 3~4 days after stitch removal. However, eye makeup should be applied after at least 2 weeks. Be aware that when applying/removing makeup there is a chance it can go into the surgical area and cause an infection. For those who wear them, contact lenses should not be worn for at least 2 weeks. Be especially careful around the eyelid areas when face washing!
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