FAQ’s – Surgical

Frequently asked question by Surgical Patients:

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.

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