The aim of eyelid surgery is the removal of excessive skin from upper and lower lids and so-called “under-eye bags”. For most of us the appearance matters greatly, both in private and professional life. By boosting attractiveness we increase our chances of success. The procedure, however, is performed not only for cosmetic reasons, but it is sometimes necessary to improve lid functioning.
It is necessary to visit a doctor who will inform a patient about the procedure and treatment. Before the procedure a patient has to undergo additional laboratory tests such as blood morphology, blood group and bleeding and coagulation time tests.
There are no explicit contraindications to perform the procedure. The only obstacle can be dyspnoea, blood coagulation disorders, diabetes, unstable blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, suppurative inflammation of skin and anatomical eye construction.
Although complications are very rare, inability to close eye (lagophthalmos) or lower lid ectropion (when eyelid margin is turned away from its normal position) can be observed. In such cases good cooperation with a doctor is indispensable in order to avoid more serious complications and promptly cure the slighter ones.
Procedure and recovery
Procedure is performed under local anesthesia. Patient must stay in hospital maximum one day. Swelling and lividity can be observed for up to two weeks. Full recovery takes about a month.