Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can do a lot in achieving rejuvenation of the entire face. It effectively corrects droopy eyelids and puffy, swollen eye bags. Before deciding to do an eyelid surgery, it is best to come prepared for the surgery day. The following are some tips to follow.
Understand your Eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty removes excess skin and sometimes fat pads on the eyelids. The surgery may involve the upper eyelids or lower eyelids or both on the same day. It can be done as a day surgery procedure under local anaesthesia with moderate sedation. During the sedation, patients are in deep sleep, pain-free and not aware of their surroundings. Patients are able to go home the same day and can recover at home.
Blepharoplasty effectively rejuvenates the contour around the eyes, so expect that you will look a little bit different.
In order to have a smooth recovery, planning ahead is necessary. Since the surgery is done under sedation, you are not allowed to drive a car for two days. It is best to ask for someone to pick you up after the surgery. This is for your own safety.
Since blepharoplasty may affect the visual field due to swelling, it is also recommended to have someone look out for you at home especially the first two days. different after the surgery.
You might also want to take time off from work for a few days until the swelling or bruises have gone down or can be camouflaged with light make-up.
Know the Risks and Complications
Under the hands of an experienced plastic surgeon, blepharoplasty is a generally straightforward procedure. As such, most complications are minor and are mostly self-limiting. These complications include prolonged bruising, swelling, lagophthalmos (inability to close the eyes) and tightness.
Follow the Post Eyelid Surgery Care
Following the operation, pain medications will be prescribed and should be taken as directed. During the first few days, lie down with a couple of pillows which will help minimise the swelling.
The stitches are usually removed in 4-5 days. It should be noted that make-up on the wound should be avoided until the wounds have completely healed. Moreover, it is best to avoid direct sun exposure for the first month because extreme exposure to the sun may cause darkening of the wounds.
Blepharoplasty can be a very rewarding procedure for both patient and surgeon. With the proper consultation and recommendation, a very predictable result can be achieved.
Here in Dubai, Eyelid Surgery or Blepharoplasty is available at London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery located in Dubai Healthcare City.
Drs. Maurizio and Roberto Viel have over 25 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery industry and are known for their expertise in cosmetic treatments and surgeries.
To book an appointment at our LCAS 15 Harley Street, London practice, please call +44 207 636 4272 or email info@LCAS.com