Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a procedure that reduces the appearance of tired, droopy eyes caused from the unfortunate effects of time and gravity by removing excess skin and fat pockets in the eyelids.
- The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider eyelid surgery:
- You have excess skin obscuring the natural fold of the upper eyelids
- You have loose upper eyelid skin that impairs your vision
- You have a puffy appearance to the upper eyelids, making your eyes look tired and sad
- You have excess skin and fine, ‘crepe paper’ type lower eyelid wrinkles
- You have bags and dark circles under the eyes
- Your upper eye surface is too small or not smooth enough to apply makeup
If you are in good general health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.
Eyelid surgery is typically performed under local anesthesia, but general anesthesia can be used. The surgeon begins by making incisions in the crease of the upper eyelid and behind or beneath the lashes of the lower eyelid. Excess fat and skin are removed, and if necessary, the muscles around the eye are‘re-draped’. Post-operative care insists on elevating the head for the first few days to reduce swelling and bruising. It is not uncommon for the eyelids to feel tight and sore. Stitches will then be removed anytime between two days to one week post surgery.
Each year, tens of thousands of people undergo successful eyelid surgery and are pleased with the results. Blepharoplasty is usually performed without any major problems. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Some of the potential complications of all surgeries are negative a reaction to anesthesia, infection, and bleeding, changes in sensation, scarring, allergic reactions, and possible damage to underlying structures.
You can help minimize certain risks by following the advice and instructions of your board-certified plastic surgeon, both before and after your eyelid surgery.
Most Patients can return to work within ten days. Patients typically wait three weeks after surgery to begin light exercise. Scars will be hidden close to the lower eyelash and will fade over time.
Possible side effects can include bruising and swelling.
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