We will inject local anaesthetic into the eyelid, numbing it. This injection can sting slightly. We may give patients sedation before the injection to make them drowsy so they don’t feel the injection.
Most patients claim to feel little or no pain during surgery. You will be aware of some sensations such as pressure, although these do not cause discomfort. After the operation, the eyelid may ache for a few days. Painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen will settle this.
30 to 40 minutes
It can take up to 6 months until you can see the final results. Although swelling will be gone by 4-6 weeks after surgery.