Dr. Timothy McDevitt | The Oculoplastics Center| 1380 Lusitana Street Suite 708 Honolulu, HI 96813 | (808) 599-4755
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What To Expect After Surgery
Swelling and "crusting" of the skin are normal, and ointments to keep the skin supple will be applied for several weeks following surgery. The redness of skin that persists after the initial healing phase will fade to match your skin color, the time it takes does vary. The surgeon often recommends a soft diet, avoidance of extremes in temperature and any activity that would cause stress to healing skin. It is imperative that you follow the post-operative instructions of your surgeon to the letter. Should you experience any increase in redness or itching in the days after surgery, notify your surgeon immediately.
In one to two weeks after surgery, new skin will start to emerge that is pinkish, finer, and free of many wrinkles. But it will take several weeks for all the redness to vanish. Follow-up care involves using sunblock in order to protect the skin while new pigment is created. Patients will notice that the skin remains lighter after surgery, but that condition will usually subside when the skin's pigment level has been restored.
Facial plastic surgery makes it possible to correct many facial flaws and signs of premature aging that can undermine self-confidence. By changing how you look, cosmetic surgery can help change how you feel about yourself.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser surgery is used to resurface facial skin with wrinkles caused by excess sun exposure, "crow's feet," and acne scarring. The high energy, amplified light waves of Erbium Yag Laser vaporize the top layer of skin instantly, with no bleeding and minimal trauma to the surrounding skin.
Dr. McDevitt performs both medically necessary procedures for the improvement of sight and vision, as well as cosmetic procedures that the patient may elect to have.