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5 Things You Should Know Before Eyelid Surgery

October 17, 2018

Thinking of going under the knife to improve the look of your eyes? You’re not alone. Over 3,200 people underwent eyelid surgery last year in the UK. Overall, Blepharoplasty is the 3rd leading plastic surgery procedure in the UK, surpassed only by Breast Augmentation and Breast Reduction respectively.

While Blepharoplasty may be seen as a common procedure compared to other aesthetic surgeries, it remains important to be informed about the benefits, risks and required recovery time prior to surgery. At the Centre for Advanced Facial, Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in Harley Street-London, all clients are previously briefed about the procedure to allow them to get comfortable, ask questions and be involved in their own care.

Dr. Julian De Silva is an advocate of patient education, as he believes good results stem from a trusting and open relationship with clients. Dr. De Silva is a renowned, well-educated and respected facial, cosmetic and plastic surgeon. He is a member of both the British and American College of Surgeons and has performed thousands of successful procedures. Dr. De Silva is the best person to seek professional advice from if you are contemplating getting your eyelids done. In the interim, here is some information that might help you decide:

  1. What can a Blepharoplasty procedure do for me?
    As the popular saying goes, the eyes are the windows to the soul. Naturally, altering your eyelids has a tremendous effect on improving your overall look. At the hands of an expert like Dr. De Silva, Blepharoplasty can:

    • Make you look younger by improving the tone and texture of the skin in and round the eye area
    • Reduce the puffiness and appearance of under eye bags
    • Open up the eyes to make you look more awake
  2. Can anyone have a blepharoplasty procedure?
    All patients should undergo screening of their general health condition before undergoing any kind of surgery. For Blepharoplasty, the candidates typically include:

    • Healthy individuals with no conditions that may impair healing
    • An absence of severe dry eyes
    • Individuals with realistic goals or clinical indications for surgery.
    • Individuals with no serious eye or skin conditions.

    Dr. De Silva will conduct a thorough assessment of your health before the surgery. In addition, you can feel free to ask him any questions about any part of the surgery.

  3. Does Blepharoplasty tackle both my upper and lower eyelids?
    Blepharoplasty refers to the repair of both lower and upper eyelids. However, depending on what you want, these procedures can be done independently as well. During the initial consultation, Dr. De Silva will assess if repairs need to be done on the upper, lower or both eyelids.
  4. Will there be pain during the procedure?
    Local anesthesia and IV sedation will be used to make sure you’re comfortable during the procedure. If you have a low pain tolerance, be sure to tell Dr. De Silva prior so that adjustments can be made.
  5. What is the recovery period like?
    Dr. De Silva will be giving you instructions on how to manage post-op discomforts such as swelling, bruising and irritation. You may need to apply cold packs, ointments and take oral medications to help reduce the chance of infection as well as to manage pain. Make sure you have someone to take you home after the surgery for safety reasons.

Looking to give your eyes a breath of fresh air should only be left to the experts. Book an appointment with Dr. Julian De Silva at the State-of-The-Art Centre for Advanced Facial, Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery at 23 Harley Street in Central London!

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