How long does eyelid surgery take and how long is the hospitalization?

How long does eyelid surgery take and how long is the hospitalization?

I am going for plastic surgery of the upper eyelids. I'd like to be discharged as soon as possible after the surgery. How long does the actual procedure take and how long will I have to stay in the hospital?
Dr. Rajko Tončić  |  Premium member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Zagreb
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In our clinic, upper eyelid surgery is performed under local anesthetic with sedation. This means that the recovery is quicker than usual. The patient is sent to home care on the same day, in the afternoon. However, patients are expected to rest and lie and cool the eye region with ice packs. All the postoperative instructions are given to the patient before the surgery, so one can prepare best for postoperative period.
Dr. Nasim Huq M.S., FRCSC, M.Sc.,F.A.C.S. C.A.Q.S.H.  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Niagara Falls
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Eyelid surgery is performed with a local anaesthetic here at Niagara Plastic Surgery Centre in just a couple of hours. No hospital stay is required. Cosmetic eyelid surgery, called blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, and give a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and alert. Specifically, eyelid surgery can treat . Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision . Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids . Bags under the eyes . Droopiness of the lower eyelids, showing white below the iris (colored portion of the eye) . Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid Is it right for me? Eyelid surgery is usually performed on adult men and women who have healthy facial tissue and muscles and have realistic goals for improvement of the upper and/or lower eyelids and surrounding area. You should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image. Good candidates are: . Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing . Non-smokers . Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for blepharoplasty . Individuals without serious eye conditions You must tell your doctor if you have any of these medical conditions: . Eye disease such as glaucoma, dry eye or a detached retina . Thyroid disorders such as Graves’ disease and under or overactive thyroid . Cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure or other circulatory disorders or diabetes Types of Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty Transconjunctival Lower Blepharoplasty The transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty is a procedure where, mainly, the goal is the removal of bulging orbital fat. The transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty is less invasive than the other two blepharoplasty procedures, however it does not get rid of extra skin; therefore, patients with significant excess skin require that skin to be excised or tightened. Transcutaneous Lower Blepharoplasty The transcutaneous lower blepharoplasty, or skin approach, has the main goal of removing excess skin, orbital fat, as well as orbicularis muscle. It is a highly invasive procedure that may leave scar tissue inside of the lid that would risk altering the shape of the eyelid opening. Unlike the transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty, the transcutaneous lower blepharoplasty can remove excess skin and muscle without making a second incision. Tissue-Sparing Lower Blepharoplasty The tissue-sparing lower blepharoplasty is a procedure where, unlike the transconjunctival and transcutaneous blepharoplasty procedures, no orbital fat is removed. The tissue-sparing lower blepharoplasty focuses on direct repair and tightening of the orbital septum and/or capsulopalpebral fascia. With the tissue sparing lower blepharoplasty, there is no risk of hollowness immediately following or over time, no risk of eyelid collapse, less risk of lid shape change, and a low chance of future fat bulging, however this procedure is still new in comparison to the other two procedures, and therefore procedures are performed on a very selective basis. For further information please check out our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
M.D. Natasa Popovic  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery
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You have to stay one our after the surgery.
Dr. Thiago Pires Leite  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Goiânia
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The procedure takes about 2 hours. If it's done under local anesthesia, the hospitalization lasts around 6-12 hours.
Patrick  |  visitor  |  Tamil Nadu
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My friend had an eyelid surgery with Dr. Solomon in Toronto. The surgery took almost 2.5 hours to complete the process. However it depends on the work and your skin type. Normally, it takes only three hours. For the follow up process, i stayed four days in the hospital. This also depends. Anyways, wish you good luck and happy healing. See this link know more about the surgical procedures, duration and follow-ups of eyelid surgery.
Dr. Erik Agustin Marquez Gutierrez  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Mexico City
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Dear patient:
This kind of surgey have a duration of 2-3 hours, it depends of the work that we have to do. You don't have to stay at the hospital with general nor local anesthesia.
Thanks for asking
Dr. Marquez
CSSC International +  |  Basic member  |  Lahore Stockholm
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Eyelid Surgery takes from 1-2 hours under local anesthesia. After 2 more hours of your procedure, you can go home. There is no hospital stay.
Dr. surendra chawla  |  Basic member  |  New Delhi
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blepheroplasty is a day care procedure it takes only 11/2 to 2 hours and it may be done either general or local anaesthesia. we send our client back on same day
Dr Maghnam Ayed Shahateet M.D.FRCS Frcs  |  Basic member  |  Amman
  • 277 answers
the actual surgery take around one hour and you can go home after a couple of hours.

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