Blepharoplasty is known as eyelid surgery that performed to get rid of excess skin and fat on the eyelid and to repair droopy eyelids. There are different types of blepharoplasty and they consist of upper, lower and double eyelid surgery. The more an individual gets older, the more eyelids stretch and the muscles become weaker. In order to get rid of that saggy look on your eyes and to improve your vision, blepharoplasty is the appropriate solution.
First, you will be asked by your doctor about your medical history so that there won’t be any unexpected outcomes and your expectations about the surgery will be considered before starting the surgery. After some physical examinations, your eyes will be photographed from different angles to plan the surgery. While having a blepharoplasty procedure, you will be asked to stop taking some specific medicine like aspirin, ibuprofen and so on, quit smoking weeks before the surgery and arrange someone to drive you to hospital and get you back home. During surgery, the doctor will cut the excess skin from the eyelid. After surgery, you need to spend some time in the recovery room and you will be under observation for a short time. You will be allowed to go home on the day of the surgery.
The recovery stage is much shorter than any other types of surgeries. It’s important to rest for a few days not to experience any unwanted situations. After surgery, patients might experience blurred vision, watering eyes, light sensitivity, double vision, swelling and bruising on the eye, pain or discomfort. But those are not permanent conditions. At the blepharoplasty recovery stage, your doctor will give you some advice to ease the healing process. The basic things to do are about taking care of your eyes. Keeping them clean, using given medications is the first step of the recovery stage. You can use ice packs on your eyes, avoid rubbing your eyes, avoid smoking. It would be beneficial for you to have your glasses in hand because you won’t be using your contact lenses for a few weeks. The results will be beneficial as this is a one-time procedure and you don’t have to go to the hospital over and over again to make it complete.