Inflammation that occurs after an eyelid surgery is often influenced by the following elements:
To help lessen post-surgery puffiness and swelling, Dr. Amiya Prasad developed his own sedation method—a light local intravenous sedation method that lets patients recuperate from blepharoplasty and return to work sooner. This type of sedation technique is so effective that patients are able leave the clinic and go home after surgery, without feeling that heavy characteristic fatigue that accompanies general anesthesia.
Eye shape is mainly reliant on genetic features, such as the dimension, prominence, and shape and position of bones, tissues and ligaments of the eye. All these features are different for each person, thus it is essential to discuss with your surgeon the best approach that will yield the most natural-looking results for you.
In Dr. Amiya Prasad’s practice, blepharoplasty is performed with intravenous LITE™ IV sedation, which permits patients to experience speedier recovery periods. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty addresses problems of the eyelid crease, as well as extra skin that may be present on the eyelids. In some cases, fat and soft tissue can be added and sculpted into the area to improve the overall appearance of the eye. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty deals with droopy, swollen and tired-looking skin under the eyes. This procedure can be executed either from a transcutaneous approach (from the outside) or a transconjunctival approach (from the inside).When contemplating which type of procedure to have, make sure you choose a surgeon with advanced eyelid surgery skills as lower eyelid surgery can adversely affect the lower eyelid if not done properly.
Aside from the typical risks associated with surgery, such as bleeding and infection, there are risks involved in eyelid surgery that can affect the function and health of the eyes and could lead to complications. These complications may include:
Other complications may also include dry eyes and corneal ulceration.
Before having eyelid surgery, make sure to have a full proper medical and physical examination of the eyes in order to lessen the risk of complications. A full examination should include a proper diagnosis of any existing eye issues such as ptosis or lacrimal gland prolapse.
Ptosis is a type of eye disorder wherein the margin of the eyelid is positioned lower than normal, due to the weakening or thinning of the levator muscle. This condition often results in droopy or heavy-looking eyelids. In other cases, these symptoms can be caused by dermatochalasis, which is basically the presence of extra skin weighing over the eyelid. Having ptosis surgery can fix the orientation of the levator muscle and can be performed together with an upper eyelid blepharoplasty.
Downtime after surgery is sometimes viewed as an inconvenience, and because of this, Dr. Amiya Prasad has developed his own system that allows him to treat patients quickly and effectively, with minimal downtime. All surgical procedures are done in his own licensed operating facilities, with the attendance of a dedicated team of nurses who he regularly works with. In Dr. Prasad’s experience, having a consistent team contributes to quicker and smoother surgery procedures. After the surgery is completed, speedy aftercare is given in the recovery room. This immediate attentive care given to the patient after surgery plays a substantial role in how fast a patient recuperates. Because of this, they are typically able to return to work within 1 week.