Among the different cosmetic procedures done to reverse the signs of ageing, eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is one of the most common. This procedure can get rid of fine lines, sagging skin and wrinkles in the eye area to reveal a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. Knowing what you can expect after the surgery is important, especially for first-time patients. Artiste Plastic Surgery shares common post-surgery reactions:
After the operation, you can expect moderate swelling and bruising. While the severity can differ from person to person, this should go away within one to two weeks for upper eyelid surgery and two to four weeks for both upper and lower eyelid surgery. After this period of time, there should be no more swelling or bruising although this can persist in a few patients.
While plastic surgery blepharoplasty is a relatively painless procedure, some patients may experience some pain following the surgery. That said, this can be easily managed with the proper painkillers. Remember to consult your surgeon before taking any painkillers to ensure that there won’t be any side effects. In fact, most patients are able to get up and walk normally the morning after the procedure.
Since blepharoplasty is an invasive surgery, it will always leave some type of scar. Luckily, the eyelids heal easily and leave very little scar tissue. Lower eyelid scars are also easily hidden by the lower lashes and are barely visible. Meanwhile, upper eyelid scars can be disguised by the folds and creases in the skin. Generally, any scarring on the eyelids will be relatively small and only a few millimeters in length.
If you’re considering undergoing eyelid surgery in Sydney, it’s important to consult a reputable surgeon like Dr Jack Zoumaras of Artiste Plastic Surgery. A professional can help you understand the entire procedure and help you heal and recover properly. We can also assure you of any doubts or concerns you may have after the surgery. Schedule an appointment today.
Disclaimer: At Artiste Plastic Surgery, our Plastic Surgeons led by Dr Jack Zoumaras have been trained to the highest possible degree. All surgery has risks and it is always advised to get a second opinion. Risks are very real and we cannot guarantee any result. Results are illustrated as a guide only. All risks are managed and any need for revision surgery or complications (1-5%) can be managed by our specialist plastic surgeons.
Any statements on how you will feel is based on Level V Evidence:
Level V: How you will feel after plastic surgery varies between individuals, depending on psychological and physical factors. Our internal research is based on how patients in our practice feel after surgery.
The blogs are not a substitute for a medical consultation and do not form as part of the doctor to patient relationship.