When considering any form of surgery, you need to consider some factors, such as: why you’re having the surgery? Who should perform your surgery? How long will the results take to show? And whether or not you’ll need to take time off work as a result of the surgery.

6 factors to consider about eyelid surgery

Finding the right doctor
Conducting extensive research to find the right surgeon to fulfill your needs is the first important step you need to take.

Don’t let price be the determining factor
Generally speaking, you get what you pay for. Eyelid surgery is a delicate procedure, and ideally, you want the most qualified and experienced surgeon who is going to create the best results for you.

It’s not a transformation
By this we mean high-level eyelid surgery is about enhancing the appearance of your eyes, not completely changing their appearance to look different.

You might have to wait up to a year for results
With any eye procedure, you must be patient. Because of how sensitive your eyes are, they will take a fair amount of time to heal. In most cases, this healing time can be up to a year. Of course, there are other factors to take into consideration such as the type of eyelid surgery you received, while also taking into consideration your body’s ability to heal.

Don’t wear makeup post-op
For up to two weeks post-surgery, it is strongly recommended that you don’t wear eye makeup or contact lenses, as these can slow down the time it takes for the area to heal.

Take time off
This is integral during the healing process. When considering any form of surgery, you must consider how much downtime you’ll need to recover. For most people, this may only be a week, while for others it may take up to two weeks or more. It is best to consult your eye surgeon about post-surgery downtime in your initial consultation.

Eyelid Surgery by Dr. Peter Martin
If you are looking for a qualified eye surgeon in Sydney, Dr. Peter Martin is your highly experienced eye surgeon, providing a comprehensive range of eye surgery procedures.

If you would like to learn more about how Dr. Peter Martin can help you, or to book a consultation, please contact us today.

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