Eyelid Surgery Recovery
By Peter Brownrigg on September 05, 2011
One of the parts of the face that can make a major difference as far as your appearance is concerned is the eyelid area. This is particularly true of the upper eyelid area. You see, when you have eyelids that droop or sag, they can make you look much more tired or worried than you really are. In order to fight the signs of aging, it is a good idea to consider undergoing a facial plastic surgery that will reduce the sagging and wrinkling around the eyes.
Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
At our Ottawa, Ontario plastic surgery, we’ll be sure to assess your situation thoroughly to determine the best surgery or combination of surgeries that would address your needs. One option that may be right for you is cosmetic eyelid surgery. This is a surgery that will reduce the drooping and sagging of the upper eyelid.
Candidates for Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
Ottawa cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Brownrigg will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for cosmetic eyelid surgery during your consultation. In general, though, good candidates are patients who have pronounced sagging or drooping of the upper eyelid. In some cases, this sagging may be so serious that it impairs the vision. Patients who have very narrow eyes can also benefit from cosmetic eyelid surgery as some surgeries are designed to help improve the openness of the eyes.
The Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Procedure
During Ottawa, Ontario eyelid surgery, the surgeon makes precise incisions on the upper eyelid. These incisions will be concealed in the natural folds of the eyelid. Through these incisions, excess tissue and skin will be removed for a lifting effect.
Recovery from Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
After eyelid surgery, it’s common for patients to experience some swelling and discomfort. This is quite common for all surgeries and can be managed through the use of pain relievers and cold compresses. Dryness of the eyes and around the eyes can be common after surgery, though this can be address through the use of eye drops and ointment.
The first week after surgery, patients should avoid any sorts of activities that would overwork the eyes, such as watching television, using the computer, reading, and wearing contact lenses. It’s a good idea for patients to wear sunglasses to protect the eyes from sun exposure for a few weeks after surgery. Any activities that involve bending or heavy lifting should be avoided since these actions place undue pressure in the eye area and can affect healing.
Please note that this is just a general guideline of the recovery process and that it may vary from patient to patient. This is particularly true if you have undergone another facial plastic surgery procedure in combination with the eyelid surgery, such as a facelift.
Is cosmetic eyelid surgery right for me?
The only way to find out if you are a good candidate for cosmetic eyelid surgery is to visit a skilled professional for a consultation. To meet with Dr. Brownrigg and to discuss your many options for effective facial plastic surgery, contact our Ottawa cosmetic surgery center today.
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