Hi! I am Dr M Szalay and today I am going to talk about some important tips and facts about eyelid surgery.
Blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery, has proven to be a life-changing experience for tens of thousands of people across the globe. How? By treating a range of eyelid conditions including excessive puffiness around eyes and loose or sagging skin causing droopiness of the eyelids.
Whilst no doctor promises 100% correction of the eyelid droop, dramatic results can be achieved which can result in an enhanced, more youthful appearance.
Knowing some basic facts about the procedure can help provide you with realistic expectations and enhance your blepharoplasty experience. Here are some tips:
- A significant amount of time can go into finding the right doctor to perform your procedure. It is important to find a practitioner who is experienced in blepharoplasty and who can show you several examples of his work. Whilst blepharoplasty can provide dramatic results, sometimes more subtle enhancements can be desirable, for example in the following patient:
- The more you avoid stressing your eyes the faster you heal. Avoid wearing makeup, contacts, watching TV and computer work as these things cause stress to your eyes and can prolong redness and swelling.
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to hasten your recovery. Avoid smoking and alcohol as these habits will increase the risk of a complication.
- Be patient following your surgery as the final result from blepharoplasty can take a few months to a full year to occur as swelling around the eyes takes time to settle.
Results can very among individuals. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.