Details of the blepharoplasty operation process and its post-operation.
Eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure. It is performed in the operating room under local anaesthesia and sedation, controlled by an anaesthetist.
The duration of the procedure is highly variable, depending on the complexity of the case. After the surgery, thin plasters are placed covering the wounds, and a cold pack is applied to the periocular area to reduce inflammation. The patient returns home the same day.
The following day, the patient will go to the clinic for their first check-up. The wound will be treated and the care to be followed will be reviewed.
The first days of the post-operative period, the patient will have swelling on the eyelids, and a sensation of tightness in the eyes.
The first 24 hours, the patient may have blurred vision and will have more or less bruising.
That same afternoon, the clinic staff will contact the patient to assess their progress and be able to respond to any queries or clarifications.
In turn, to speed up recovery, we recommend:
After the first week, the patient will go to the second check-up, when the stitches are usually removed.
Once the stitches have been removed, the patient can put on makeup to hide any purple or yellowish tones that may still be present. However, to use eye makeup, you will have to wait up to 15 days after the procedure. Subsequent check-ups will depend on each case.