Blepharoplasty – What to Expect Before and After the Procedure?

Eyes, Non-Surgical, Surgical

When it comes to eyelid surgery, also referred to as Blepharoplasty, what to expect and what is involved are common queries patients have. This procedure is often performed as a solution to sagging eyelids, hooded eyes, and double eyelid correction, and Chelsea Cosmetics are the Blepharoplasty Melbourne experts who can help.

Depending on whether you require a lower or combined upper and lower Blepharoplasty, there are non-surgical or surgical solutions options to consider. The team at Chelsea Cosmetics will assess your situation during a free consultation and let you know which path will be best for you. Initially however, it is good to have some idea of what to expect before and after the Blepharoplasty procedure.

The Chelsea Cosmetics Blepharoplasty Melbourne Procedure

As one of the many Chelsea Cosmetics procedures focused on the facial region, Blepharoplasty can help with issues such as skin drooping over the eye, folds created by sagging or loose skin, excess fat beneath the eyelid, eye bags and droopiness of the lower eyelids.

Blepharoplasty works to restore the youthful appearance of the eye region by addressing the issues that give your eyes their constant look of tiredness. As we age, the skin around the eye stretches to create issues, like a hooding effect. Blepharoplasty requires local or general anaesthesia depending on the complexity of the procedure.

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Before and after an eyelid blepharoplasty performed by Chelsea Cosmetics to help with the look of tiredness.

What to Expect After a Blepharoplasty Procedure

It is not uncommon to experience tightness or soreness in your eyelids once the anesthesia starts to wear off. You may even feel a mild stinging sensation. Three to five days after surgery, the fine sutures used on your incision will be removed by the surgeon. Whatever incisions that are required for your specific procedure will be covered with a thin film of sterile gel which works as liquid dressing. You may experience some bruising or swelling for a few weeks, depending on the degree of your surgery, however this is not cause for alarm as it is to be expected.

We recommend the use of extra pillows when lying down as this will help elevate your head above your heart level, assisting in the healing process. You can also use ice packs or a cold compress for the initial 48 hours to reduce the swelling.

Post Blepharoplasty Surgery Care

After your procedure it will be fine to resume normal activities like using a computer, watching television or reading. It is important to keep these to a minimal level as your eyes may feel tired more easily. Your eyes may also be a bit itchy for a few days, and this can be eased with the use of eye drops. If you wear contact lenses, it would be best to avoid them for one or two weeks, as you may experience some discomfort when you do start wearing them again.

We strongly recommend that you wear sunglasses outdoors, as your eyes will be sensitive to the sun, and wind for a few weeks. It would also be best to avoid excessive blinking as it may increase swelling. Alcohol should also be avoided or limited, as it can dry out the eyes and prolong recovery.

You may visibly see pink scars for up to six months’ post-surgery, but they will fade over time. Eyelid scars heal quite well as the skin around them is thin. To assist in this, try to avoid any increased blood flow to the eyes caused by crying, lifting, bending or exercise.

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Removing the bags under your eyes can create a refreshed and less tired appearance.

Interested in Blepharoplasty? Speak to Chelsea Cosmetics

The experienced staff at Chelsea Cosmetics Melbourne will answer any question that you may have about the Blepharoplasty procedure during your free consultation. We will determine the best course of action for your eyelid appearance rejuvenation and discuss if you are eligible for anti-wrinkle injectables or dermal fillers as well to help complete any desired look.

Contact us today and we will book a consultation to evaluate your eyes and surrounding areas, as we work with you to achieve your body goals.


Disclaimer: Before deciding on cosmetic surgery, it’s important to have realistic expectations about the outcome. Talk to your cosmetic doctor about what to expect from the surgery and make sure you understand your recovery time and the likely results.