Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is surgical to change the fall or drooping lids and eyelashes that can ruin the vision. The method basically corrects the lids, but does not help with wrinkles and drooping eyebrows. Another action is needed to correct these shortcomings. The procedure itself consists of just trimming excess skin away and removing fat that may have accumulated primarily due to age through accurate cuts. The patient does not necessarily need to undergo general anesthesia, only local anesthesia or sedation.


While eyelid surgery lasts approx. a maximum of three hours without complications, the recovery period may be longer but may be performed at the patient's home. A companion is necessary for the patient as the vision will not be available immediately after due to the bandages that protect the eyes and incisions. The surgeon will lubricate the eyes thoroughly directly after the procedure before putting on the bandages. Antibiotic medication is prescribed to the individual to bypass complications due to infections.

A certain amount of discomfort and pain is expected after the surgery. Pain medication is usually prescribed by the doctor who helps to help the patient deal with pain and discomfort. Not everyone has the same level of tolerance, so it is best to report any pain that may be excessive to the responsible physician.

The hospital will issue a list of dos and don'ts to facilitate faster recovery. This can include how and when to clean and lubricate the eyes, use cold compresses for discomfort and swelling, and how to position the head when sleeping. It is not allowed to tighten the organs responsible for vision by watching TV or using the computer, as well as using eye makeup or other forms of face makeup and contact lenses several days after eyelid surgery.

Possible risks and complications

Although blepharoplasty is considered safe and common, there are risks and complications that every patient should be aware of before undergoing it. As with all invasive surgeries, there is always a risk of an infection developing. This is why surgeons always prescribe antibiotics after surgery.

Dissatisfaction with the surgery is also another risk that can occur as not all eyelids are the same, although the reduction of fat and muscle from both areas happens equally. Inadequate or excessive removal of the dermis around the area can lead to a touch up. Too much removal of the dermis can lead to malformation, which is offensive and may require more extensive surgery to correct. visit:

All in all, the recovery time should be several weeks, but the stitches should be taken out after just a few days. Rest is recommended in the first week after the procedure and work can be resumed about ten to fourteen days after surgery.

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There are many reasons why a person wants cosmetic eyelid surgery, but the two most common reasons are improved vision and a more youthful appearance.