Blepharoplasty is performed on patients on an outpatient basis and may take up to three hours. Below, we have described every stage of the surgery.
The first step in the surgery is anesthesia injection. Anesthesia is mostly local, but sometimes doctors order general anesthesia for the ease of the patient. Depending on his or her diagnosis, the surgeon then cuts in the appropriate area. In Eye cheek Bag Removal (lower Blepharoplasty), the incision is made either just below the lash line or inside the lower eyelid.
Then the necessary changes are applied to the lower eyelids. These changes can be:
1-Removal of extra fat tissue in the lower eyelids
2-Removal of extra skin on the lower eyelids
3-Removing extra muscles
4-By cutting inside the lower eyelid, only the extra fat in the lower eyelid is removed.
Eventually, the incisions are closed with surgical sutures.
The recovery phase after surgery is convenient for most patients. For two to five days, prescribed painkillers are used. Dryness and discomfort in your eye will get better after a week or two from the day of surgery. Swelling and bruising will lessen by the end of the first week, but it takes two to three weeks at least to heal completely, and you can go to your workplace after two weeks. Keep in mind that a full recovery may take several months.
- • Swelling and bruising around the eyes.
- • Feeling a slight pain, dryness, and eye irritation.
- • Blurred eyesight and sensitivity to light.
- • Wounds, scars, infection, and bleeding from the incision