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How can I expect my eyes to look, over time, after having the blepharoplasty?

Immediately after blepharoplasty the eyelids will be swollen and bruised. The extent of that varies from patient to patient. The cautions are taken against excessive bleeding and bruising by advising patients to avoid aspirin and anti-inflammatory medicines prior to the surgery for two weeks. The bruising and swelling typically subside over a period of 3-4 weeks, but a patient needs to understand that you won’t see a final result of the oculoplastic surgery for approx. 3-4 months.

More about Leatherbarrow

Mr Brian Leatherbarrow is a Consultant Ophthalmic, Oculoplastic and Orbitofacial Surgeon at Clinica London. He has over 20 years of specialist experience in oculoplastic, orbital and lacrimal surgery, which involves reconstructive and cosmetic operations of the areas around the eyes, the midface and the upper face. Common problems he manages include droopy eyelids and brows, eyelid bags, and watery eyes. He is the author of a major textbook “Oculoplastic Surgery”. At Clinica London he sees patients with eyelid, tear drainage, and orbital disorders. He also sees patients for medical reports at the request of solicitors.


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