Steps to take before the surgery
A physical examination is the first step of diagnosis. Vision chart test, slit lamp examination, tension test, blood test, and X-ray are required during the preparatory stage. It is also important for the doctor to know about your medical history and any medication schedule that you follow. You will be asked to stop taking blood thinners and quit smoking, to prepare for the surgery.
What happens during the surgery?
At the beginning of your surgery, your doctor will first treat the upper eyelids. The doctor will remove the extra skin, muscle, and fat, with a surgical cut on your eyelid fold. The surgical cut will be closed, and the surgeon will then focus on your lower eyelid. The doctor will remove excess fat, and skin, by making a surgical cut just below the lower eyelashes, in the wrinkled skin.
After the procedure
The patient may initially experience blurred vision, wet eyes, double vision, surgical skin sensitivity, double vision, numbness, swelling, and pain. You will be given painkillers and eye drops to relieve the condition. You will also be advised to wear sunglasses.