Is eyelid surgery painful?
The surgery is not painful and patients will be under local or general anesthesthetic during the procedure. Cold compresses, eye drops and ointment will be used for your comfort as you recover, and mild bruising will be present for 1 – 2 weeks post-op. Most patients can manage their pain following the procedure using over the counter medications.
How long does it take to recover?
There will be minor bruising and swelling after the surgery which will last for approximately 1 – 2 weeks. Keeping the head elevated and getting plenty of rest will help expedite the healing process. Patients can return to work within 4 – 5 days after the surgery and are recommended to wait 1 – 2 weeks (before doing what?).
When will I see results?
Results are immediate and will continue to improve over the next two weeks post-op.
Are the results permanent?
The benefits of eyelid surgery will last indefinitely. Revision surgery for this procedure is very rare. Understand, however, that following your surgery your body will continue to age and so will the results of the surgery.
Will I have scars from eyelift surgery?
In this procedure, scars heal beautifully and are hidden in the natural creases of the eyelid. In most upper blepharoplasty cases, scars are not visible when the eyes are open. Depending on what blepharoplasty the SixSurgery team recommends for you, the incision may be hidden inside the lower eyelid. This procedure, known as a transconjunctival incision, is used to correct lower eyelid conditions or to redistribute or remove any excessive fat.
How long does a blepharoplasty procedure take?
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What is Asian Eyelid Surgery?
Asian blepharoplasty is a type of eyelid surgery that creates a crease in the upper eyelid when the crease is absent. About 50% of Asians are born without an upper eyelid crease, and these men and women opt for this surgery to provide additional definition to the eye.
What procedures go well with eyelid surgery?
The most commonly recommended procedure to be combined with eyelid surgery is aneyebrow lift. An eyebrow lift repositions low or sagging eyebrows, which will complement and enhance the eyelid surgery. A brow lift also helps minimize creases that occur across the forehead, or those that appear high on the bridge of the nose. You may also ask the SixSurgery team about a face lift, “mini face lift” and other facial rejuvenation procedures that may be safely combined with an eyelid surgery.
How soon can I exercise after the surgery?
It is important to rest and avoid strenuous activities for the first several weeks following the surgery. Most patients are able to resume exercise three weeks after their procedure.
Can I wear eye makeup after blepharoplasty surgery?
Patients can resume wearing making after a few weeks post-surgery.