Asian eyelid correction (Blepharoplasty for Asian eyes)
In consultation with your surgeon before the procedure is carried out, it is important to agree the way you wish to proceed to get optimal results. For example, we will discuss if your eye fold should be designed as parallel with the eyelid edge, which is the most natural, or high, which surgically will have more visible scarring. The eye shape must also be evaluated carefully. The most natural is that the fold falls down towards the root of the nose and is parallel with the eyelid edge on the rest. What will be unnatural for the Asian face is for the fold to have more height in the middle than the sides. The consultation will help you to discuss this and looking at pictures will assist your decision so that you achieve a naturally harmonious result.
The eye incisions heal within 1 week but scars will red and lumpy for up to 4 weeks. Then they will gradually fade to a fine white line and will barely visible. Initially the fine scars can be disguised with a camouflage stick. Since the healing process is gradual, you should expect to wait at least several weeks to get an accurate picture of the results of your eyelid surgery.
To get optimal results and avoid complications you should avoid stress, stay out of the sun, eat healthily, keep your weight within a normal BMI range, exercise regularly, and refrain from alcohol for 2 days prior to surgery and 2 weeks after surgery. Please refrain from smoking for at least 1 week before surgery and a minimum of 2 weeks after surgery as smoking can interfere with the final result.
Downtime following surgery
Heavy physical exercise and strenuous body movement or lifting must not be undertaken for a minimum of 4 weeks following the surgery. You can still move and do normal everyday things the day after surgery.
The final results will emerge between 3 to 6 months following surgery. There is very rarely disappointment in the patient’s perception of the success of the surgery.
Where to stay:
If you live some distance from the clinic we recommend that you spend one night in or near Oslo Plastic Surgery Clinic so that our caring staff are on hand to reassure you should any issue arise that will cause you concern. Oslo Plastic Surgery Clinic can highly recommend 2 hotels nearby to our clinic:
Contact us for more information and/or for booking the hotel.
We will require you to come to the clinic for a follow up check. With all surgery this is important as your surgeon needs to see how you are settling.
We do not recommend you fly for 48 hours post surgery. You may feel nauseous and tired in the hours following surgery. It is important to take your painkillers and drink enough fluids.
You may experience dizziness if you get up quickly from a chair or perhaps when you are lying in bed, so be sensible, take it easy and move slowly. This is quite normal following surgery and should pass within a couple of days.
After 7 days the stitches are removed, but keep the tape on the scar for one month.
Follow ups will be carried out at the clinic/alternatively through phone or video consultation:
1 day after surgery, after 1-2 weeks, after 3-6 months and finally after 1 year when our guarantee to you is completed.
Bleeding and infection are unusual and if they do occur they may need to be treated with a small operation and/or an antibiotic. If corrections are needed they will be scheduled free of charge within one year after your surgery. Anaesthesia allergy is extremely rare.