EYELID REDUCTION

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INTRODUCTION

With age, our muscles slacken and the skin loses its elasticity. For the eyelids, this results in folds in the upper lids and deepening creases in the lower lids. Also, the slackening of muscle beneath the skin allows the fat which cushions the eyes in their sockets to bulge forwards to give the appearance of bagginess.

Blepharoplasty surgery, commonly known as an eyelid reduction, is an operation to reshape the eyelids. An upper-eyelid reduction can improve your vision and make you look younger. A lower-eyelid reduction can help to reduce wrinkles and puffiness.

EYELID REDUCTION PROCEDURE

Operation time1.25 hrs
AnaesthesiaLocal
Nights in hospitalDay Surgery
Risks - commoninfection, bad scarring, asymmetry, bleeding, permanent numbness, double vision
Risks - uncommondepressed lower eyelid, permanent blurred vision, cyst, tearing, photosensitivity
Pain and discomfort3 - 7 days
Follow-up after surgery 1 week (stitches removed), 3 months
Time off work1 - 2 weeks
Sports 2 weeks - walking 4 weeks - everything
Result4 weeks until final result scars continue to improve over 18 months
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FEES

Eyelid Reduction (Blepharoplasty)From £3,160
BLEPHAROPLASTY INFORMED CONSENT FORM

EYELID REDUCTION

POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

Instructions on discharge

  • Hypromellose artificial tear eye drops to be used throughout the day every 4 hours or whenever necessary for 2 weeks.
  • Chloramphenicol eye ointment to be put into the eye at night for 2 weeks.
  • Washing of the face is allowed but be gentle around the eyes where the tapes are as they help to hold the stitches in place. The tapes need to stay in place until the first dressing check.
  • Ice compress to the eyes for 2 days.
  • TED stockings to be worn for 2 weeks.
  • Sleep with head slightly elevated and avoid bending the head down.
  • Discharge with standard painkillers.

Dressing clinic

  • Usually about a week after the surgery when the sutures around the eyes are removed and another tape applied to the outer scars which can be removed at the end of the second week.

Activities

  • No restrictions but avoid strenuous activities for about the first 2 weeks.

General scar care for first 3 months

  • Moisturising of the scars after the second week and for at least 3 months.
  • Makeup can be applied after the second week.
  • Avoid direct sunlight for first 3 months.

IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY PROBLEMS OR HAVE ANY QUERIES FOLLOWING YOUR SURGERY PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE WARD.

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Before / After Pictures

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