Important Comments Before Signing the Consent Form

Following blepharoplasty eyelid swelling and bruising is varied from person to person. Bruising will disappear after 2 weeks. Sub-clinical swelling might persevere up to 3-4 weeks. For lower lid blepharoplasty it takes up to 3 months to see the actual cosmetic outcome. However, in most cases the outcome is very clear within the first 3 weeks.

You will have a post operative check 1 week and 3 weeks after your surgery to assess the scars and eyelid position. The eyelid sutures will be removed on week 1. In some cases some sutures will be left on the outside aspect of the eyelid and will be removed 10-14 days after the operation.

There is a 3-5% chance of a wound hyperplasia which means that the scars might look a bit thickened which will be dealt with by massaging or by injection of steroids on week 3 revision. There is a small chance that some asymmetry of the eyelid needs to be rectified by a small procedure under local anaesthesia at this stage as well.

With extended lower lid blepharoplasty involving cheek fat lift, there will be an ongoing upper cheek swelling and numbness which can last for several weeks in 3-5% of patients. Lower lid tightness and rarely retraction with a watery looking eye can be experienced in small number of cases.

First and second post operative consultations have already been included in your surgical fee. However, in 5% of patients who will need a Depo-Medrone injection an extra consultation fee of 100 might incur. There is also a 5% chance that you will require a small revision this will incur a fee of approximately 350.00-550.00 to cover hospital costs.


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