Upper eyelid reduction

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Rejuvenate your gaze with a targeted procedure that will open up your eye area to combat the appearance of tiredness or effects of ageing. Upper eyelid surgery removes excess fat, skin and muscle that surrounds (and sometimes overhangs) the upper eyelid area, impoving the appearance of tired-looking, puffy eyes by revealing more alert and youthful eyes that enhance your natural radiance.

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PRE-TREATMENT

Pre Treatment Advice

We advise our patients to follow a healthy diet and exercise regime prior to surgery to aid recovery and healing. Do not smoke for 2 weeks prior to surgery and reduce your alcohol and caffeine intake. Your practitioner will discuss any medication you are currently taking and will advise on any adjustments if necessary prior to surgery. Your skincare regime will be discussed and may need to be adjusted in the weeks prior to surgery.


Before Surgery

Before the procedure, the patient is typically given anesthesia to ensure their comfort during the surgery. This may include local anesthesia, where only the targeted area is numbed, or general anesthesia, where the patient is asleep during the procedure.


The night before

You may need to take time off work and make arrangements for post-operative care. It’s important to plan ahead and make necessary arrangements to ensure a smooth recovery.



POST-TREATMENT

On the day

Dressings will be applied and you will be provided with full post-operative care instructions. Expect some discomfort during the first few days following the procedure and sleep with your head elevated. We recommend taking up to 1 week off work to recover as you may suffer bruising and swelling. Arnica should also be taken (2x 200ch 3x per day) for 1 week post-op.


Recovery time

10-14 days


After care

Be sure to attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with your surgeon to monitor your progress and address any concerns or questions you may have.


Post Treatment Advice

It is important to follow any post-operative instructions carefully after your procedure. Your medical team will ensure you are comfortable and that you are wearing the correct compression garments. Swelling, tenderness and brusing after surgery is expected and may continue for some weeks as you recover. We recommend you take a minimum of 1 week off work and and rest during the first few days post-procedure. Gently introduce light exercise such as walking to aid mobiity as you recover but do not return to the gym for 6 weeks. Your compression garment will need to be worn for 4 weeks to aid recovery and enhance results. You will be advised to have 3 Hyperbaric Chamber Sessions each week for 3 weeks and have a course of lymph drainage massages. Arnica tablets (2x 200ch 3 x a day) are also recommended to be taken for 1 week.