Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions – Surgical Procedures

What is the difference between Standard and Extended Blepharoplasty?
Standard blepharoplasty addresses excess skin and fat in the eyelids.
Extended Blepharoplasty addresses the hooding of the upper eyelid, and involves sculpiting under the eyebrow.
Extended Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty involves mid face lift.
As a result extended eyelid surgery improves the area from eyebrow to upper cheek. Standard blepharoplasty cannot do this.

What is the best age to have surgery?
This depends on every patient’s requirement. There are patients as young as 19-years old and patients in their 80’s that can benefit from cosmetic eyelid and mid-face surgery.
The commonest age of our patients is 40—70 years old.
How long is the recovery period?
Upper eyelid – 1 week
Lower eyelid – 2 weeks.

When can I resume exercise?
2 weeks after surgery.

How long will the effects last?
Standard surgery – 10 years
Extended Surgery – probably for life

Can it be repeated?
Yes but the dynamics of surgery will be different and more complex.

When can I wear make-up?
1-2 weeks after surgery

When can I wear my contact lens?
1 week after surgery
Do I need to sleep with my pillows raised?
For the first 2 nights

What is something goes wrong and what can go wrong?
Treatment can be over or under corrected. There can be poor lid closure and lower eyelid retraction, but the chances of these are very small and we specialise to deal with any complications.

How long will I need to take off work?
1-2 weeks

What will I look like after surgery?
Depends on how badly people bruise. There will be some degree of bruising on upper and lower eyelid which resolves completely within 2 weeks.

Do I need to stay in hospital?
No for standard eyelid surgery.
Yes for extended upper and lower eyelid surgery

How many operations does Mr Beigi do each year?
Over 600 per year.

How soon can I fly after surgery?
3 weeks after surgery as we recommend that all patients to be available for their week 1 and week 3 follow up appointments.

Frequently Asked Questions – Non-surgical Procedures:

What is Botox?
Botox is Botulinum A and a protein which is extracted from micro-organism.

How does Botox work?
It blocks the nerve endings of the targeted muscles and relaxes it.

What is a filler?
There are many different types. But the one we use is Hyaluronic gels which are used to either add volume to the face or augment lines and wrinkles directly.

What is the difference between Botox and fillers?
Botox relaxes the muscles and the dynamic lines of the face reduces. Filler adds volume the skin or any area targeted under the skin.

How often should I have Botox and filler?
Every 4-5 months for Botox and once a year for fillers.

Can I still have facial laser treatments such as IPL/CO2/Fractora treatments after having fillers?
Yes, only radiofrequency can reduce some of the fillers under the skin. Advice should be obtained by the doctor prior to having any laser treatment following filler administration.

Will it hurt?
Botox is rather painless. Fillers will require numbing cream before injection and some lasers will require nerve block prior to administration. As a result the treatment does not need to be painful.

How long does Botox last?
This depends on the area and the dose used. 4-5 months usually for each treated area.

How long does filler last?
Depending on the type of filler used, from 1 year to 2 years.

What happens if I stop having treatment?
The effect of Botox and Filler together will sometimes take years to wear off and the face will return to the state prior to treatment.

What will happen if I have Botox too often?
It is advised not to have Botox earlier than 3 months as the effect will not be accentuated.

What are the side effects of Botox ?
Any injectable can give bruising at the area. A small number of people might experience headache or flu-like symptoms and depending on the experience of the doctor there is always the chance of droopy muscle on the part of the face treated with Botox.

Can I fly after Botox & Filler treatment?

Can I have Botox if I am Pregnant or Breast Feeding?
Although in parts of the world this is practiced, we advise against it.


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