What does eyelid surgery consist of?
Eyelid surgery consists of a minor procedure which aims to remove excess skin off of the eyelid (superior or inferior) for both aesthetical and functional reasons.
In addition to the excess skin, there may also be a fat surplus present (often found in the inferior eyelid). In this case, the fat surplus can be removed with or without the excess skin.
The residual scarring is minimal and barely apparent. It is also possible to remove the inferior eyelid fat surplus without any residual scarring.
How does the intervention take place?
The eyelid surgery is most often undergone with local anesthesia and sedation. The procedure is completed within one day.
The convalescence period is of approximately seven to ten days. It is necessary to avoid all important physical efforts during the first three weeks following the surgery. A certain amount of swelling and ecchymosis is to be expected in the first week, the degree of which will vary from one individual to another. The post-operation pain is not severe and is easily relieved with basic medication.