Both Upper and Lower Eyelid Correction
WHAT DOES IT TRY TO ACCOMPLISH
Improves signs of aging around the eyes. It will not help crease lines which pass over the cheekbones, but the operation is often combined with a facelift which does.
HOW IS IT DONE
It is simply an upper and lower blepharoplasty combined.
HOW LONG DOES THE OPERATION TAKE
About two to three hours.
HOW LONG IS THE STAY IN THE CLINIC
TYPE OF STITCHES
Thin plastic stitches
HOW LONG ARE THEY LEFT IN
TYPE OF DRESSING
Steristrips (sticky paper tape) and eye ointment
Very variable, Very occasionally quite marked.
Very variable, usually mild.
Not usually painful. Some soreness.
WHERE ARE THE SCARS AND HOW BAD ARE THEY
In the crease lines around the eyes, usually inconspicuous
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECOVER
WHEN IS THE FINAL RESULT SEEN
Up to 6 weeks
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST
Permanent, but the wrinkles may recur depending on how quickly the patient is in aging.
Early: Severe bruising and swelling and soreness in the eye. Sometimes the skin pulls down away from the eye but this corrects itself when the swelling improves.
Late: The scars may show occasionally and can require improvement treated by adjusting the operation at about 6 months afterwards.
Your surgeon must be properly qualified to do the operation and he will advise you what can and what cannot be achieved in your case. Do take that advice.
Dr. Mirza Shehab Afzal Beg is a British trained plastic surgeon possessing the highest qualification of Plastic surgery in UK i.e. FRCS (Plast) which no other surgeon currently practicing in Pakistan has. He has also worked as a Consultant in Plastic Surgery in UK. On his return from UK he is based at Liaquat National Hospital and is also a honorary consultant at Aga Khan Hospital. He has his cosmetic surgery and hair transplant set up at Clifton, Karachi.