Eyelid Surgery

Do I need Eyelid Surgery?

The eyelid lift or blepharoplasty is a procedure designed to remove excess fat and skin from the upper and lower eyelids. It improves droopy eyelids and puffy bags below the eyes and restores a more youthful and rested appearance of the eyes. It may be combined with an eyebrow lift to correct drooping eyebrows.


Who is a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

  • If you have excessive, sagging or wrinkled upper or lower eyelid skin.
  • If you have excess upper eyelid skin that interferes with vision.
  • If you have lost your natural upper eyelid crease.
  • If you have puffy pouches of fat in the upper or lower eyelids that create a tired or aged appearance.


Eyelid Procedure and Recovery

  • The operation is usually done on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia alone or under IV sedation.
  • The incisions are hidden where the natural crease should be in the upper eyelids. Excess fat and skin are removed.
  • The incision for the lower eyelids is usually inside the lower lids, avoiding external incisions and scar.
  • If there is significant “laxity” of the lower eyelid, a canthopexy or tightening procedure may be done at the same time.
  • A forehead lift, carbon dioxide laser resurfacing, chemical peel, and Botox maybe done to enhance the esthetic outcome.
  • All sutures are usually removed within 7 days.
  • Discomfort is usually mild and controlled with oral medication.
  • Swelling, bruising and sensitivity to light may last 1-2 weeks.
  • Eye makeup may be used following suture removal and healing of the incisions. Old makeup should be discarded as it may promote bacterial growth and postoperative infection.
  • Contact lenses can be worn after the initial post operative visit.


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