A popular question that arises from the many patients who receive upper blepharoplasty surgery is how long the upper eyelid surgery recovery time is. Upper Blepharoplasty involves the removal of skin on the upper eyelid of a patient. Many patients may choose to have this type of surgery when they have excess skin forming on the eyelid and their eyelids become ‘droopy’.
How the surgery is done is by making an incision on the crease of the eyelid. This is where the excess tissue is removed from and this is completed whilst you’re under local anaesthetic. Because of this, this make the upper eyelid surgery recovery time relatively short. After the surgery is completed, we’d normally expect to remove the stitches after about a week, making the recovery quite quick.
In the video above, you can see an example of a case study for a patient’s’ upper eyelid surgery recovery time, about 6 weeks after. As you’ll, pre-op the patient is suffering from quite heavy eyelids, but after the surgery there is a visible appearance and improvement of her eyelids. You should expect to see some bruising after the surgery but this will normally settle around 1-2 weeks after so it’s important that you can massage the scars after the surgery to aid recovery. As always, pros and cons of the surgery will be discussed during your consultation.
When a patient receives a broken nose, there can be effects on the nose that will impact your physical appearance and many believe rhinoplasty surgery to repair a broken nose is the solution to this. However, it’s important to be patient with the decision on what you wish to do as there are many aspects that have to be considered before considering surgery to repair a broken nose.
A full assessment of the nose would be required so that the general functionality of the nose can be checked. This will include considering whether the airways are functioning correctly, if the nose is actually fractured, whether you’re able to breathe correctly through your nose and you’re not having trouble with general respiratory functionality. This should be seen as a short-term solution as if there are any issues that are occurring, it would be more ideal to conduct a manipulation of the nose under general anaesthetic.
Rhinoplasty surgery to repair a broken nose can be seen as a long term solution once these assessments have been made. Roughly 12-18 months after the broken nose occurring would be an ideal time to consider surgery to repair a broken nose. A case study in the video is provided where a patient had a spike in their nose and the spike was reduced through a realignment of the radex. In this case, a rhinoplasty was a suitable solution for the patient but this can all be discussed through your consultation.