You want the best results from your eyelid surgery, right? Then you need to make sure you avoid making simple mistakes. Things like skimping on the cost of surgery, immediately putting on Instagram-worthy eye makeup, and, worst of all, walking into your surgery without any information. Here's what you need to know about eyelid surgery.
1. Don't Cheap Out
Eyelid surgery is not the time or place to try to save money. Don't be cheap in a situation where the safety and aesthetics of you face are concerned. The average cost of an eyelid surgery, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, is about $3,022. If someone offers it to you for $1,500, assume that you're going to get what you pay for.
2. Skip the Mascara
Eyelid surgery could make an even better canvas for your eye makeup, but not right away. You need to put down the mascara want and back away from the winged liner while you're healing. Avoiding makeup can help the swelling in your eyes subside faster and keep your incisions from getting infected. Stay away from eye makeup for at least two weeks.
Wearing contacts after eyelid surgery can irritate your eyes as well. Stick to your glasses for two weeks or so.
3. Do Your Homework
This is surgery. On your face. Before you do anything, do your homework. Research the procedure. Research the results. Research your doctor. Research literally everything. The more you know about what an eyelid surgery can and can't do for you, the better off you're going to be.