It can take up to three months to fully recover from eyelid ptosis surgery. Recovery happens in stages. Understanding these stages ensures that people are informed about what would happen after the surgery is complete.
The Eyelid Ptosis surgery is usually done as an outpatient procedure –this means that you can be discharged right after having the surgery. To make the patient feel comfortable during the procedure, local anesthesia is used to numb the eye and the area around it. In some instances, a small adjustment is made to the lid’s lifting muscle.
In the event that the Ptosis is severe, the doctor may need to strengthen and reattach the levator muscle to the eyelid.
What Does Eyelid Ptosis Surgery Involve?
Once you have decided to undergo this procedure, we will make sure that you have a pleasant trip, and your procedure will be customized so as to match your preferences, goals, as well as the clinics’ best practices. During the online consultations, expect the following questions:
Planning your trip and choosing the clinic
When you decide to have an Eyelid Ptosis surgery, our first step will be to present to you several detailed options of clinics and doctors. After you have chosen your preferred clinic and doctor, we will then set up an operation date and arrange your trip. All the dates are set according to your preferences!
This surgery is usually performed in the morning or afternoon, so we always recommend that you arrive in Turkey a day before the surgery –so that you can have enough time to rest.
Final Consultation with Your Surgeon
When you arrive at the clinic, you will have a face-to-face consultation with your Eyelid Ptosis surgeon. Part of the discussions will be about your expectations and goals.
Before the surgery commences, your surgeon will conduct physical and blood tests to make
sure that you are in a good health state. Every patient is required to undergo medical tests so as to ensure that nothing can hinder the success of the surgery.
Preparation for Surgery
To make you feel comfortable during the surgery, your surgeon will give you local anesthesia. If you have Trypanophobia (fear of needles), you should let us know so that we can offer you doctors who can give you anesthesia without using needles.
Can I wear makeup on the day of the operation?
No. The operation will be painless for you. This applies to both general anesthesias and local anesthesia.
After the surgery, what can I do to make my eyelids swell as little as possible?
In the first 48 hours, as much as possible, should be cooled by means of a cooling face mask. This is delivered to the patient after each operation.
Our team will dedicate their effort and time to help you choose the clinic best for you. Our goal is not just to find ‘a doctor’ for you, but to find ‘the right doctor’.