Some people have eyelid surgery to correct problems that are a result of aging, while others have inherited traits such as under eye bags that cause them to seek treatment in their 20s or 30s. High blood pressure, thyroid problems or diabetes are some of the conditions that can increase the risks of eyelid surgery. Dr. Korkis will ask if you have allergies and if so, how they affect your eyes.
We will also need to know if you have been told that you have “dry eye” or any other eye problems. Dr. Korkis will discuss the nature of the upper and lower eyelid (two different approaches) surgery in details. After your surgery, you may have a feeling of dryness or irritation in the eye. This may require treatment. There is also a chance of a temporary reduction in eyelid sensation or impaired eyelid function. Impaired lid function can be treated with additional surgery.
Mild swelling persists for several weeks in some cases while others see swelling resolve in just seven days. Bruising normally disappears in seven to ten days and you may use makeup within the first week to hide discoloration. You may find your eyes are temporarily sensitive to light. You may also experience some excess tearing or dryness. Dr. Korkis may recommend eye drops to relieve burning or itching. You may want to wear dark sunglasses for a couple of weeks to protect your eyes from the wind and sun.
The incision lines will fade over several months until they become barely visible.