Q1 : Will I be asleep during the surgery?
A1 : Local anesthesia with sedation will be used to eliminate pain and reduce anxiety. However, you will not be put to sleep because the surgeon will need you to move your eyes from time to time while the surgery is going on.
Q2 : How long will I be in the operating room?
A2 : Blepharoplasty lasts 1-2 hours depending on the severity of the problem.
Q3 : How many days should I stay in the hospital?
A3 : You may go back to your hotel after the surgery, but your doctor will ask you to return for follow up in about 1 week.
Q4 : Will the scars be visible?
A4 : Incisions will be carefully placed in the natural skin creases to make them as inconspicuous as possible.
Q5 : What is the length of time for recovery?
A5 : Your lids may be swollen and discolored, and you may have eye irritation with tearing after surgery but this will gradually improve every day. Your eyes should appear near normal by the end of two weeks. Final results can be expected as the scar tissue fully matures over 6-12 months.
Q6 : What could go wrong?
A6 : Some risks of surgery include bleeding, adverse response to anesthesia, infection, delayed healing, nerve injury, asymmetry, eversion of the lids, unfavorable scarring, and need for revision surgery.
Q7 : How do I prepare for surgery?
A7 : To avoid complications and reduce risk factors, your eyes, lids and lashes must be free from infection. Two weeks before your schedule, you need to stop smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, taking hormonal pills, herbal supplements, and medicines other than those that your doctor allows you continue.