What type of anaesthesia is used?
Sedative anaesthesia, also known as “twilight anaesthesia,” which is combination of local and sedative medications. At the centre we have developed our own advanced form of twilight anaesthesia, based on practices in the USA. This specialised sedation uses tiny amounts of four to five sedation medications that cumulatively give a relaxing and safe experience avoid the risks and side effects of general anaesthesia. A much shorter recovery period than general anaesthesia, with most patients able to leave 30 to 60 minutes following the procedure. These are the most advanced sedation techniques available, and the optimal option for patients considering Asian eyelid surgery.
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What is the recovery after eyelid surgery?
Dr De Silva uses the latest in technology including regenerative medicine to enhance recovery after surgery. Utilising your own growth factors, and advanced techniques used by professional athletes your recovery can be speeded up.
What will my friends and family think?
Many patients are concerned they will look too different after surgery and family or friends will notice. The eyelid is a key element of facial appearance as the eyes are the first point of communication between people in the form of eye contact. Loose skin, puffiness, bags, lines and dark circles all give a more tired appearance. Good eyelid surgery is discrete with hidden scars, patient’s report to Dr De Silva every week that most of their friends and family could not tell they had undergone surgery until shown before and after photos.