Plastic surgery is performed in an outpatient clinic under local anesthesia. Depending on the type of surgery the procedure can last from several minutes (removing warts or sty) up to half an hour for the operation of raising the eyelids. After surgery, the patient goes home.
What does postoperative care look like?
After surgery, the patient will wear a bandage over the operated part of the eyelid, which usually does not interfere with vision. It is often necessary to apply cold compresses and antibiotic ointment, as recommended by a doctor. Some patients might have a bruise which disappears in 7-10 ten days.
How frequent are follow-up visits after the surgery?
The first visit is scheduled most often next day after the surgery, and later visits depend on the type of surgery. Most often they are planned in intervals of one to two weeks after surgery. Stiches are usually removed after 7-10 days, the procedure is performed in an outpatient clinic and is completely painless. Sometimes several weeks of rehabilitation are necessary for the the complete effect of surgery.