Frequently asked questions
On this page, we have gathered our most frequently asked questions that patients ask before the surgery or during the consultation. If you still have concerns, you are more than welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and hopefully we are able to answer your question. Have you scheduled an appointment for an eyelid surgery consultation? There will be time during the consultation to ask any questions or concerns you may have before a potential surgery.
Questions and answers about eyelid surgery
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE CONSULTATION?
A consultation with us is always free of charge. When you arrive at our clinic you will get to meet one of our experienced surgeons or eye nurse who will examine you and thoroughly inform you about that we could help you with. A consultation does not commit you to a surgery in any way, afterwards you will choose by yourself if you want to proceed to surgery. A consultation is scheduled via our online booking system here on the website or by contacting us and we will help you find a suitable time.
WHAT IS A VIDEO CONSULTATION?
As we have customers from all over Sweden and the world, we offer video consultations for people living outside of Uppsala, Sweden. A video consultation is free of charge. You will get to meet one of our surgeons on a video call, using a computer or a smartphone. A video consultation is a smart choice if you live far away from Uppsala. You can schedule a video consultation via our online booking system here on the website or by contacting us and we will help you find a suitable time.
A video consultation requires you to have a webcam and to not use an outdated browser. You can also do the consultation on your mobile phone, if you have a smartphone.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE SURGERY?
BEFORE THE SURGERY
We ask you to refrain from medicines, herbal remedies and health food that could be blood-thinning for 10 days before your eyelid surgery. You need to shower and wash your hair before you come to us. False eyelashes or eyelash extensions should be removed, mainly for hygienic reasons. You should also not wear makeup or facial cream on your face.
ON THE DAY OF THE SURGERY
We perform all our surgeries using a practically painless and specially developed local anesthesia. The anesthesia is an effective and fast-acting method. The local anesthesia is given directly into the skin, and you will not have to be put to sleep for the surgery. If you wish, we can offer you a sedative pill before the surgery and anesthesia.
Before the surgery, the surgeon will examine you again and draw on your eyelids. You will of course have time to ask your questions then as well. During the surgery, you lie comfortably in a treatment chair in a nice and relaxed atmosphere. The surgery takes about 30 minutes per eyelid, so the whole procedure usually takes about 1 hour, depending on what we agreed to fix beforehand.
AFTER THE SURGERY
You will receive information about what you need to think about during the first days or weeks after the surgery. After the surgery you will have a slight swelling. You will be able to get home on your own, but we advise you not to drive.
WHAT METHOD OF SURGERY DO YOU USE?
We use radio wave surgery. This means that instead of a knife we use a radio wave needle to remove skin, fat, and eventual tissue. This method of surgery is far gentler on the skin compared to a knife. It will also reduce the swelling faster and gives a finer incision.
HOW FAST DOES IT HEAL?
Swelling, bruising and a slight tenderness is common after the surgery. The swelling usually worsens on the first night after the surgery and lasts during the following 2–3 days before it starts to reduce gradually. In most cases we remove any stitches from the eyelids after 7–10 days, depending on surgery.
There are some things you can do yourself to reduce swelling and soreness. It can help to elevate the head of the bed, using an extra pillow for example, the first couple of nights after the surgery. A few days after the stiches has been removed you may use makeup to cover bruises and redness. After 1–2 weeks you will be practically recovered, although the healing process varies for every individual and cannot be fully predicted. Redness in the surgical scar is common at first, but will fade in the coming months and appear insignificant after healing.
WILL I BE ABLE TO WORK?
It can be a good idea to plan one or a few weeks leave from work after the surgery if you have a physically demanding work, or if you are working in a dirty or dusty environment.
If you have a more sedentary job there is really no obstacle to work, however many choose to take a few days off until the worst swelling has reduced.
WHEN CAN I START TO EXERCISE?
We recommend avoiding heart rate-increasing exercise until the stitches are removed. Going on walks and doing everyday chores should not be a problem.
Did you not get an answer to your particular question? You are always welcome to contact us with any questions. Contact us at email@example.com and we will help you with your concerns.