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Eyelid surgery step by step

How The Eyelid Surgery is Performed

The surgery is performed using local anaesthesia +/- IV sedation, depending on your specific needs.

Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty

Dr. Harceaga will make incisions in the natural creases of the upper eyelid. The excess skin and fat are removed and the incision is closed. By performing the procedure this way, the scars are well hidden when the eyes are open.

Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty

In this procedure, an incision is made just below the lower lash line. Excess skin in the lower eyelid is removed using this incision, and fat will be redistributed to remove the appearance of puffiness and bags. At times, Dr. Harceaga may also make an incision that is hidden inside the lower eyelid, known as a transconjunctival incision, to correct lower eyelid conditions or to redistribute or remove any excessive fat.

If the doctor uses the transconjunctival approach there will be no visible incision. In many middle-aged individuals the lower eyelids are lax. If you have this condition, Dr. Harceaga may recommend tightening the lower eyelids in addition to removing excess skin and fat.

The procedure takes approximately two hours if both the upper and lower eyelids are completed at the same time. If complementary procedures are added, such as an eyebrow lift, it will change the amount of time the surgery will take.

You will see Dr. Harceaga the day after your surgery and at specified intervals during the weeks following your surgery. This is done so that the doctor can personally monitor your recovery process, and to ensure that you have the best results possible.

Blepharoplasty vs eyebrow lift

The Recovery Process

With most eyelid surgery procedures, patients experience fast and uncomplicated recoveries. Immediately after the surgery, you will have an ointment and paper tape strips applied to your eyelids to reduce swelling and discomfort. Cold compresses, icing and rest are also encouraged.

We recommend that patients use moisturizing eye drops during the first few days after surgery in order to reduce swelling. Some bruising and swelling around the eyes is common and to be expected following the procedure, and will last anywhere from 1 to 3 weeks.

To expedite recovery, patients should:

  1. Keep their head elevated while sleeping
  2. Use ice or cold compresses to reduce swelling – especially during the first two days following surgery
  3. Drink plenty of water
  4. Avoid exertion and get plenty of rest
  5. Avoid wearing contact lenses for at least 72 hours

Most patients will take a week or so off work following the procedure.

 Find out more

You can find out more about eyelid surgery on our blog pages. At London Lipo Institute, we have a number of plastic surgeons experienced in eyelid surgery. To book a free consultation, please call us on 01923 801601 or email info@londonlipoinstitute.com. Alternatively, please fill out the contact box below and a member of our team will get in touch with you.

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