A frequently asked question is how painful surgery can be with any procedure that involves going under the knife. Especially since this is something many people do not look forward to when it comes to any type of surgery. At the office of Dr. Kenneth Kim, located in Los Angeles, he performs all his surgeries with his special technique called ultra-precision surgery. From Asian eyelid surgeries such as blepharoplasty to epicanthoplasty, the wide range of eyelid surgeries he performs is painless during and after these procedures.
Local anesthesia is used with all of Dr. Kim’s surgeries, especially with eyelid surgery. With the use of ultra-precision surgery and local anesthesia, this combination avoids hitting blood vessels which decreases inflammation that can cause bruising and pain. With his meticulous surgical methods, eyelid surgery is painless and recovery time is quicker compared to most. There will be some soreness and little bruising after eyelid surgery, but this can be alleviated with over the counter medicine (i.e. acetaminophen) and ice packs.
Eyelid surgery, done correctly by experienced surgeons like Dr. Kim, can be painless. With the correct technique, such an ultra-precision surgery, and excellent aftercare instructions, the process from beginning to end can be a painless experience.