Dr De Silva’s blepharoplasty technique
- There is considerable variation in requests for ethnic blepharoplasty, but the key to successful surgery is meeting each patient’s expectations. Thus, Dr De Silva advises patients with specific requirements to bring photographs of eyelids they like.
- Dr De Silva tailors eyelid surgery to each patient using the most advanced techniques to ensure a natural, long-lasting result.
What type of anaesthesia is used?
Many patients are apprehensive about having general anaesthesia. Dr De Silva has developed an advanced form of sedative anaesthesia, also known as “twilight anaesthesia”—a combination of local and sedative medications.
This sophisticated sedation uses tiny amounts of four to five sedation medications that cumulatively give a relaxing and safe experience. Avoiding the risks and side effects of general anaesthesia the recovery period is much shorter, with most patients going home 30 to 60 minutes following the procedure.
These are the most advanced sedation techniques available, and the optimal option for patients considering eyelid surgery.
Revision Ethnic Blepharoplasty
While ethnic blepharoplasty is challenging, over 30% of all Dr De Silva’s patients have undergone previous surgery and are termed as revision procedures. Deemed more difficult than primary surgery, with Dr De Silva’s advanced techniques he obtains a good overall appearance and improvements in the symmetry of the eyelids.