Upper lid Blepharoplasty questions

Upper Eyelid Surgery

I am due to have upper eye blepharoplasty on the XXXX, and I have a few questions if you wouldn’t mind answering I would be very gratefull, please see below:-  

  • How long will the procedure take? About an hour, although you will be at the hospital for an hour and a half roughly.
  • Will I have much swelling and bruising? Always a bit, sometimes more on one side than the other. Usually not very much.
  • Will there be pain after surgery? Generally not, people do not generally take any pain medication.
  • I have booked ten days off work, will I look ok to go back to work by then? Yes, it should be fine.
  • Do the stitches dissolve, or will they need to be removed at a later date? I will see you and remove them at 1 week (dissolving sutures in that position leave the scars a little pink and are a little slower to settle.
  • Do you use laser or knife? Good old fashioned scalpel works best for this operation
  • How long should I sleep upright? Seven days
  • Do you give me any aftercare products to use on the eyes? No- I will talk to you about the recovery process and how to look after things, but there will no products to put on or use.

   Thank you in advance.

Kent Plastic Surgery

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