Eyelid surgery, or Blepharoplasty is a procedure to remove excess skin or fat from the upper and/or lower eyelids. It can correct drooping upper eyelids, and puffy bags below your eyes. For some patients it can interfere with your vision or make you look tired. Blepharoplasty can be done on it’s own, or in conjunction with other facial surgery such as a face lift or brow lift.
During your initial consultation with Mr Ritz, he will discuss the procedure with you, pre operatively, what happens during the surgery and your post operative care, and any risks or complications involved, there are risks associated with any surgery no matter how big or small, it is important you are aware of them and understand them. You will have another consultation about 2 weeks prior to your procedure, to discuss the surgery again and answer any further questions you may have.
During the surgery
On the day of surgery you will admit 30 mins prior to surgery depending on the hospital you are at, Mr Ritz will see you again and draw pre operative markings on you, the anaesthetist will also speak to you. The excess skin and fat is removed and the incision line is left in the natural crease line of your eyelid, or if doing the lower lids, an incision is either placed along the lower eyelid or inside the lower eyelid.
You will be in recover for a few hours before you can go home, you will need to ice your eyes to aim to reduce the swelling. We will see you 7 days after surgery.
Post operative care
You will not be able to drive for at least 1 week until the swelling goes down. You are also limited with physical activity, including heavy lifting and gym.