July 22, 2024
Post-Blepharoplasty Appointment
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Sagging or drooping eyelids after blepharoplasty can be frustrating. If your initial eyelid surgery results are unsatisfactory, you can opt to redo the procedure. A Scarsdale post-blepharoplasty repair can help you achieve the results you did not get with your first eyelid surgery. The repair surgery will consider all issues to ensure your eyelids are aesthetically pleasing.

Who is the right candidate for the procedure?

You would be the right candidate for post-blepharoplasty if you did not receive satisfactory results after your initial eyelid surgery. Other reasons to undergo the procedure include bags under your eyes, sagging or drooping eyelids, asymmetrical eyelids, or tissues that impair peripheral vision.

How to prepare for the procedure?        

During your initial consultation, your doctor will evaluate your eyelids and consider all your concerns before creating and explaining your treatment plan. Next, they will give you preparation guidelines to ensure a smooth procedure. Common guidelines include stopping certain medications like aspirin, which might increase your likelihood of bleeding.

Other guidelines include arranging for someone to drive you home and not eating or drinking before the surgery because your doctor will place you under general anesthesia.

What happens during the procedure?

On the surgery day, your surgeon will administer general anesthesia to ease discomfort. Using special surgical instruments, they will make small incisions on your eyelids, remove excess skin or tissues, and repair the remaining tissues. Afterward, they will close the incisions and let you recover while the anesthesia wears off.

By removing extra tissues and skin, your surgeon can restore your peripheral vision. After surgery and recovery, your forehead might appear smoother because of the skin-tightening effect of the treatment.

Recovery

After surgery, your doctor will expect you to care for your eyelids to ensure a quick and successful recovery. Your surgeon will recommend getting lots of rest and refraining from activities that strain your body. You might also need to wear sunglasses to protect your eyelids.

To manage the pain, your doctor can prescribe painkillers, or you can use ice packs for both pain and swelling. Ensure you don’t put the ice pack directly on your eyelid but get a good quality gauze that you can place between the ice pack and your skin.

While your recovery can take a few days to two weeks or more, refrain from smoking or alcohol. When you smoke or drink alcohol, you diminish your body’s capability of renewing itself by limiting blood and oxygen circulation.

Consider getting enough sleep to maximize the time your eyes are resting and healing. Ensure to use an extra pillow to keep your head elevated to reduce swelling and promote drainage for the first few days. You can sleep on your back to avoid rubbing against bed sheets.

If your results from previous eyelid surgery are unsatisfactory, visit Robert M. Schwarcz, MD, for a post-blepharoplasty procedure. Dr. Schwarcz and his team will examine your eyelids and review your medical history and goals before performing the procedure. Call or book your appointment online today to improve your appearance.

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