Common questions about eyelid surgery

  • Common questions about eyelid surgery

    Will I need a doctor’s certificate for time off work after eyelid surgery?

    A doctor ´s certificate is not issued but it is a good idea to take a couple of days off, anyway.

    Do men undergo eyelid surgery?

    Yes, indeed. More and more men are coming to Stockholms Ögonklinik for eyelid surgery.

    How long does the procedure take?

    About an hour.

    The skin around the eyes is so thin. Is there a risk of scarring after procedure?

    A thin red line can be seen initially, but it is hardly visible after 4-6 months.

    Is the surgery carried out under local anaesthesia? Can I have my eyes closed?

    The procedure takes place under local anaesthesia, and the eyes are closed all the time.

    When can I start using makeup again?

    The stitches are usually taken out after 6 days, and you should wait 2-5 days extra after this.

    I have heard that feeling can be lost after eyelid surgery something that you notice when apply mascara. Is this true?

    Yes, feeling is impaired, and takes a few months to return fully. Different people, however, experience this differently.

    I will be out in the sun a lot. Will this affect the eyelids?

    Use sunglasses to protect your eyes and eyelids. A thin layer of high-factor sunblock is needed in very strong sunshine.

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Updated: May 10, 2017

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