When I am doing eyelid surgery, it is creating flow. I forget anything about myself, whether I am hungry, tired, anxious, any problems outside, and I try and do the eyelid surgery well
Each person receives a separate quote which is bespoke to them as there can be some variation in exactly what surgery they are having done on their eyelids and hence the length of time that they are likely to be in the operating room or operating theatre.
Functional upper eyelid surgery for hooded eyelids is called blepharoplasty which is the surgical removal under local anaesthetic of excess skin in the upper eyelids, interfering with the vision or function of the eyes. This surgery is carried out under local anaesthetic as this gives the best possible opportunity to get an optimal result.
If at the point that the Phenylephrine test has lifted one eyelid and demonstrated that the other is ptotic, the surgeon can then quickly put a drop into the other eyelid and explain to the person what the eyelids will look like after they have ptosis surgery.
During the ptosis assessment, the oculoplastic surgeon will first want to know about your eyelid ptosis. And your eyes would be assessed under the Phenylephrine test. And the surgeon will choose the most suitable surgery for your eye conditions.
If the edge of the drooping upper eyelid falls low and starts to cover part of the pupil, it blocks out part of the vision and affects the ability to read.
There is a list of practical reasons for upper eyelid surgery and there are also various upper eyelid surgery categories for different eyelid problems.
Functional upper eyelid surgery is medically necessary where any excess drooping of the upper eyelid either through the skin or the ptosis affects the peripheral vision and your ability to see upward and to the side.
To determine whether the problem is an operation or whether merely cosmetic, the oculoplastic surgeon will ask you about symptoms. If you have a functional upper eyelid problem, you can benefit from a functional upper eyelid blepharoplasty performed to help restore the top field of vision that is impaired by the redundant excess upper eyelid tissues, mainly skin.
After functional eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty and ptosis for heavy, hooded or drooping eyelids), the patient goes home wearing their dark glasses or the Cartella Eyelid Shields to protect their eyelids from dust, the sun and being seen.During the day the patient can walk around normally, but should not be doing heavy work or heavy exercise.