Facts to Know About Eyelid Surgery

When you meet a person, the first thing that you come in contact with is the eyes. If your eyelids are droopy or wrinkled skin, it can make you look like you are very tired, old, and even stressed. By tightening the wrinkles and removing fat around and on your eyelids, you can look younger for years.

Eyelid surgery is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries in Auckland. The eyelid surgery Auckland can be done on the upper, lower or both eyelids to make the patient look more comfortable and alert.

There are a number of variations that a patient can choose from when undergoing eyelid surgery. Ask your doctor what options are available to you. A patient can choose to have surgery on the upper, lower, or both eyelids. 

Eyelid surgery can help you get a fresher face while also enhancing your facial symmetry. This surgery can, in some cases, improve the patient’s vision if sagging skin is obstructing the patient’s vision.

If you are considering this type of surgery, there are many things that you should keep in mind. Get quotes from various cosmetic surgeons in your area. 

The breakdown of all unit costs such as lab, medicine, surgery, and anesthesia will give you a better understanding of where the money is going. Also, because it is considered cosmetic surgery, insurance does not usually cover any of it. When considering this type of surgery, make sure the benefits outweigh the risks.

The recovery process can take a few weeks. Patients will need to use a special ointment for the first two days after surgery to lubricate the incision. Doctors also recommend using ice packs to reduce the chances of swelling and itching. 

Eye drops may also be prescribed to help control pain and prevent infection. On the third day after surgery, patients may be advised to use lukewarm eye pads for comfort and protective goggles for at least a week.

The stitches are usually removed a few days after surgery. You will also experience eye discoloration and puffiness for a week or more. After removing the stitches, you may feel tight or “dry eyes.” It can be removed by closing your eyes or looking at the ceiling.

As part of the rehabilitation period, patients are advised not to bend their waist or engage in any activity that raises blood pressure, such as lifting weights or playing strenuous sports. And people who wear contact lenses are told not to wear them until the stitches are completely healed.

As with most surgeries, the best candidates are non-smokers who are in good health and have realistic expectations. Most patients prefer this surgery to eliminate bags under the eyes, as well as to remove wrinkles and lines. 

The eyelids are very thin and have elasticity. These are the first parts of the body that show signs of aging. Eyelid surgery depends on the patient and what they want. 

If you are in general good health and ready for this surgery, then you are a good candidate, and if you prefer, it can be done at a young age as well. 


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