Dr. Shahram is a fellow of The European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (EBOPRAS) and a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (MRCS). He is on the Specialist Register of The General Medical Council in the United Kingdom and EEKH in Hungary for plastic surgery and general surgery. He is licensed with DHA and DHCC in UAE as Specialist Plastic Surgeon.

EYELID SURGERY

Procedure

Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) rejuvenates the upper and lower eyelids by removing excess fat, skin and muscle.

Length

Approximately two hours.

ANAESTHESIA

General anesthesia, intravenous sedation, or local anesthesia is used.

INPATIENT/OUTPATIENT

This is an outpatient procedure.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

Temporary discomfort, feeling of “tightness” in the eyelid area, swelling or bruising. Excessive tearing and sensitivity to light for the first few weeks should be expected. Temporary dryness, burning, or itching of eyes may also occur but these side effects are rare.

EYELID SURGERY

RISKS

Temporary blurred or double vision, infection, bleeding, swelling at the corners of the eyelids, dry eyes, formation of whiteheads, slight asymmetry in healing or scarring, difficulty in closing eyes completely (which is rarely permanent), and a lowered position of the lower eyelid of the lower lids which may require further surgery. Permanent loss of vision is a risk but this is extremely rare.

RECOVERY

The patient may begin reading after about two to three days and can expect to return to work at approximately five to ten days. Use of contact lens may be resumed after two weeks (upon re-evaluation by the physician). The patient should not consume alcohol after the surgery. More strenuous activities and alcohol consumption may be resumed after three weeks. Bruising and swelling should be gone after several weeks.

RESULTS

For some, the improvements from this procedure will last several years and may be permanent for others.

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EYELID SURGERY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Not painful but eyes are one of the most sensitive areas of the body. Even a presence of an eyelash in the eye can be very annoying. There is a period of dryness, itchiness. If you experience pain you should inform your surgeon immediately.

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