Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)

  • Excessive or unsightly upper or lower eyelid skin
  • Excess upper eyelid skin that interferes with vision
  • Loss of natural upper eyelid crease
  • Puffy pouches of fat in the upper or lower lids that create a tired or “hung over” appearance.

Description of Procedure:
  • The operation is done on an outpatient basis under sedation and local, or general anesthesia.
  • The incisions are made where the natural crease should be in the upper lids and below the lash line in the lower lids.
  • Excess fat and skin are removed.
  • If only excess fat is present in the lower lids, it may be removed through an incision under the lower lids with no external incision or scar.
Intended Result:
  • A more youthful and rested appearance in the eyes.
  • Widening of visual fields if excessive upper lid skin has partially blocked vision.
Recuperation and Healing:
  • All sutures are usually removed in 4-7 days. Initial mild discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication.
  • Bruising and sensitivity to light last at least a week or two.
  • Swelling progressively disappears in 1-2 weeks.
  • Eye makeup can be used after sutures are removed. Contact lenses can be worn when comfortable- usually within 7-10 days.

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