Best Anaesthesia for Eyelid Surgery

Posted by Dr. Julian De Silva | March 20th, 2017

Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift, is one of the most popular procedures sought after by our patients. Blepharoplasty expert, Dr. De Silva performs eyelid surgery as a way to correct and refresh patients’ appearance with a natural appearance. After patients undergo this eyelid procedure, they are able to look more refresshed and feel better. However, no matter how qualified your surgeon is, it’s vital to understand the best anaesthesia to suit your individual needs.

Facts about Anaesthesia

Anaesthesia is commonly utilized to aid comfort for individuals undergoing many forms of surgery. There are broadly speaking three types. Local anaesthesia means you are completely awake and only the area being treated is numbed. General anaesthesia means you are completely unconscious and machines are looking after your breathing. For blepharoplasty, Dr. De Silva prefers the use of sedation anaesthesia, also known as twilight sedation, as this has a fast recovery and low downtime with the advantages you literally sleep during your surgery. Dr. De Silva discusses the various forms of anaesthetics with you to determine the best method for your specific procedure.

Local vs General Anaesthesia

General Anaesthesia is reliant on machines to regulate breathing, although very safe, tends to have several hours of recovery, often with feelings of nausea or sickness. Under local anaesthetic with sedation you will be comfortable and the doctor will be able to effectively refresh your eyelids, remove loose skin and fat deposits and re-contour your eyes. Dr. De Silva prefers the utilization of sedation anaesthesia when performing eyelid surgery because the numbing agent provides comfort to the patient and cooperation during treatment. As twilight sedation means you sleep during the procedure when you recovery it is fast, generally over 30-minutes and all patients can go home on the same day of the procedure.

Expected Pain / Dangerous?

Dr. De Silva specializes in facial reconstructive surgery and blepharoplasty procedures. He focuses on safe and natural looking procedures to beautifully transform your features to obtain a more natural and youthful appearance. Undergoing eyelid surgery is a comfortable experience when performed under the experience and patient hands of Dr. De Silva. Licensed anaesthesia experts administer anaesthetic intravenously to promote your comfort during the eyelid treatment. During the procedure you will sleep during the procedure, by definition you will be breathing yourself yet completely numb and feel no discomfort.

Why choose Dr. De Silva

When undergoing a procedure as transformative as eyelid surgery, it’s important to consult a facial specialist who performs many eyelid procedures, every person’s eyelids are unique to you. Dr. De Silva continually trains and instructs other clinicians regarding facial cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures. If you would like to learn more about Blepharoplasty, please contact London Facial Plastic Surgery for your cosmetic consultation.

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