Congratulations! You just underwent a surgery that will change how people see you, but more importantly, how you see yourself. Perhaps you grew tired of hearing, “You look tired” or “Did you get enough sleep?” Maybe your hooded upper eyelids made blinking uncomfortable or seeing difficult. Whatever the reason you opted for blepharoplasty, you now know that you look and feel like an improved version of yourself. Though it may take a few weeks to heal from eyelid surgery, you may return to your regular routine before then. Most people resume work a week following the procedure. There may still be some mild bruising and patients tend to feel self-conscious of this telltale signs of surgery. Dr. Bustillo thinks it is safe to apply cosmetics to your skin seven days postoperatively. It is advisable that you seek a non-comedogenic formulation for your concealer and foundation. Typically, the packaging will reflect this feature of the product. Non-comedogenic or non-occlusive products will not block pores and often contain little or no oils which may irritate the delicate tissues. Facial skin moisturizers also come in this formulation. Mineral makeup now comes in the form of foundation, concealer, eye shadow, eye liner, and blush. These natural products will not likely contain preservatives or other chemicals that may cause discomfort of the eye area. Often, mineral cosmetics are available in a loose powder form rather than pressed so they further promote a gentle hand during application. If dark mascaras cause irritation, there are now clear gels that can be applied to the eyelashes to create a similar lash lengthening and thickening effect. The gels do not contain color pigments and often are void of other eye irritant ingredients. Look for the words “hypoallergenic” or “sensitive skin” on labels. Eye makeup removal can be problematic for post-blepharoplasty patients because of the product used to free the skin of cosmetics and the force of motions during the process. A natural makeup remover or gentle cloths may be recommended, and special care should be taken during this routine. To learn more about pre- and post-operative blepharoplasty care, as well as the surgery itself, call Dr. Bustillo’s Coral Gables, Florida office today at (305) 663-3380. It is during this call that you have the opportunity to schedule a consultation with one of the few facial plastic surgery specialists in the Miami area.