WHAT IS Eyelid SURGERY?
Eyelid surgery is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids. It can be performed on either the upper or lower lids, or both.
Eyelid surgery can treat:
- Bags under the eyes
- Drooping lower eyelids
- Loose or sagging skin that results in folds and disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid
- Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the eyelids
DURING AND AFTER YOUR SURGERY
Anaesthesia Type: Usually under local but can be done under general (patients are asleep) particularly when combined with other procedures such as a face lift
Duration of Surgery: Usually 1-1.5 hrs for either upper or lower eyelids and up to 2-2.5 hrs when both upper and lower lids are done
In/Outpatient: Patients go home same day and are seen by Dr. Matic 24-48 hrs after
Length of Recovery and Return to Work: Usually patients take about a week off work due to bruising, and once the skin is healed, make-up can be used to hide bruising and red scars. Back to normal function by 3 weeks
Final Results: Expected by 2-3 months
Post-Operative Medication: Most patients just need to ice the eyes for 24-48 hrs and do not need pain killers other than Tylenol or ibuprofen. Antibiotics are often not necessary
Pricing: Standard for upper or lower eyelids. Some discount applies if both done at the same time or if combined with another procedure