PREMIUM ARTICLE PREVIEW
"To get rid of swelling . . . I put green tea bags on my eyelids. Or I grab a cold spoon that I leave in the freezer and put it on my eyes."
-- Shay Mitchell
Applying cold compresses and elevating your head above the level of your heart are common practices recommended in the period immediately after blepharoplasty. In addition, there are two simple but effective measures that can help swelling resolve faster in the weeks to come (and no, they are not what's suggested at the top of this page).
1. Limit Your Salt Intake
While most health-conscious people go easy on the salt, eating more prepared foods and "take-out" (which are loaded with salt) may seem more convenient after surgery than cooking up your own daily fare. A little salt on your meals is fine, but anything more may lead to . . .