Eyelid Surgery Complications & Recovery
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Complications & Recovery
Normally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and reduce the recovery time. Patients sometimes report minor discomfort associated with surgery, which can be treated easily with oral medication prescribed by Dr. Chasby Sacks. While complications are rare, patients can minimize the risk for potential problems by carefully following the post-operative directions given after the surgery. The healing process for this procedure is usually a few weeks, however, the benefits are long-lasting. Patients will have a more rested and youthful appearance.
Complications after eyelid surgery may include:
Swelling is minimized by keeping ice compresses on the eyelid area as much as possible. Ice compresses help discomfort and bruising as well.
Bruising lasts about two weeks, but begins fading immediately after surgery. Bruising can be aided by ice compresses, and can be camouflaged using makeup after a few days – as long as makeup is NOT placed on the incisions.
Pain is usually slight and will be aided by the oral pain medication prescribed by Dr. Sacks in Phoenix.
Infection is unlikely and usually limited to a mild infection of the white of the eye, known as conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis will be treated with antibiotic eye drops, ordered by Dr. Sacks, if necessary.
Scars are hidden in natural creases in the eyelids and, even if they appear puffy and red at first, are almost always virtually unnoticeable later.
Drooping of the lower eyelid or ectropion is very unusual under Dr. Sacks’ hands as he will include a procedure to tighten the lower eyelid muscle in any patient who requires it at no extra charge. This weakness of the muscle may be seen with advanced aging.
Tightness in the upper eyelid when trying to close the eyelids will invariably resolve with time and is avoided by the careful measuring of the excess skin to be removed. Dr. Sacks' 30+ years of experience makes this situation extremely unlikely.
Prices of Eyelid lift in Phoenix
The exact price will be determined and given to you at the time of your FREE consultation and will, of course, vary depending on whether upper, lower, or both eyelids are being corrected. Usually the cost of both upper and lower eyelids is about $5000.
For more information about eyelid surgery in Phoenix, AZ, call Dr. Chasby Sacks and schedule a consultation!