This procedure, also known as blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgical, can yield very satisfying results. It is important to choose a specialist in cosmetic eyelid surgery. A small but real chance that things could go wrong should be considered in any surgical procedure, look at this.
It is rare, yet serious. After surgery it’s common to see a swelling of the lids. This can make it more difficult to keep your closed eyelids shut. You should follow your doctor’s advice if after an eyelid operation you have dry eyes. Use eye drops as directed to relieve irritation. The swelling should subside quickly, as it is temporary.
Within six weeks your dry eye syndrome and swelling should be gone. However, a surgery that’s too aggressive could lead to permanent damage. This would worsen symptoms. This problem occurs when you remove too much upper eyelid skin and/or muscles. If you don’t think about it, your eyes won’t be able close properly at night. This is not a problem as long as a doctor addresses the concern. You should see an ophthalmologist (or eyelid plastic surgeon) who is trained and certified in the area of cosmetic surgery for eyelids.
What is the best treatment for me?
It depends on your unique situation and what you’re experiencing. This surgery can cause nerve damage, which is responsible for the muscles that are used to blink. You may experience this problem if you have an eyelid operation that involves removing skin or muscle. It can occur if the pupil is not closed by blinking fast or hard enough. This can happen if the lids do not transport tears well over your surface.
If you want to use more drops, your first choice is to do so. A doctor may prescribe ophthalmic eye oil. In the case of dry eye syndrome, your doctor will prescribe a plug which temporarily blocks tear drains. It is important to start thinking about eyelid reconstructive surgery when all other options fail. Your surgeon will be happy to answer questions. The best thing to do is consult your first surgeon whenever possible. It’s a good idea to get multiple opinions especially if you are not satisfied with the current surgeon.