Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is the removal of excess skin, muscle and fat around the upper or lower eyelids to improve appearance. This procedure is a solution to remove or reduce eye bags and tighten up the skin around the eyes. There are two types of eyelid surgery for upper and lower lids. The upper eyelid surgery involves an incision along the eyelid crease, the scar will be hidden in the natural fold of the eyelid. The lower eyelid involves an incision immediately below the lower lashes or on the inside of the eyelid.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I wear glasses/contact lenses following the procedure?
Avoid wearing contact lenses for 10-14 days, but glasses are fine.
Will I need to wear something to cover my eyes?
No, but ice packs help to reduce the swelling.
How long do I have to wait before I can wear make up?
Make up can be worn immediately as long as the eye area is avoided. Eye make up can be worn once the stitches are removed and the scars have healed, which is approximately 10-14 days.
Will my eyesight be affected?
Your vision may initially be blurred post surgery but this settles.
How soon can I drive after surgery?
You cannot drive whilst the stitches are in. It is advised you wait at least a week.
For more detailed information regarding this procedure, please click here to read the patient information brochures written by our Cosmetic Surgeons.
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