Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
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Upper Blepharoplasty: an upper eyelid lift removes excess skin from the upper eyelid which can provide a natural and refreshed look. If you have droopy upper eyelid skin or your vision is obstructed from excess skin of your upper eyelids you area a candidate for an upper eyelid lift.
Lower Blepharoplasty: a lower eyelid lift can correct lower eyelid bags or puffiness, drooping lower lids, or excess skin and wrinkles. When there is excess fat but little or no excess skin, the incision can be made inside the lower eyelid (a transconjunctival incision), avoiding a visible scar. If you have both excess skin and fat, the incision is made just below the lower lashes where the scar can be well hidden. Excess skin can be removed, and fat can be removed or repositioned.
How is eyelid surgery performed?
The surgery is usually done under local anesthesia, but can be combined with “twilight sleep,” and takes about 45 to 60 minutes. The incision is made within the natural crease in the eyelid, so the scar is easily concealed.
Eyelid Surgery Recovery
Most people experience minimal pain and completely recover in a week. Minor swelling and bruising may last for a few days. The result will be a better defined eyelid and an alert, rejuvenated appearance.
Your initial healing may include some swelling and bruising as well as irritation or dry eyes. This can be managed with medication, cold compresses and ointment. The results will appear gradually as the swelling goes down. You must be diligent about sun protection and wear darkly tinted sunglasses until the healing is complete.