Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure that aims to correct droopy eyelids or eye bags to give you a more youthful appearance. Besides making you look older, sagging eyelids can impair your field of vision. This procedure can be done in an outpatient surgical center with local anesthesia.
How does it work?
Blepharoplasty techniques vary based on what kind of correction is needed. The specific technique will be discussed at the time of consultation. The surgeon may elect to remove excess skin or fat from the upper and/or lower eyelids. Upper eyelid surgery is usually done by removing excess skin along the natural fold of the eyelid. Lower eyelid surgery is usually done by cutting along the lash line to remove excess fat and tightening sagging skin if necessary.
Who is a candidate?
You may elect to have this surgery if you have bags under your eyes, droopy upper eyelids, or excess skin of the upper or lower eyelids that interferes with your vision. This procedure is effective for people of all ages.
Downtime for Blepharoplasty is very minimal, and you can return to a majority of your regular, everyday activities in a day or two. The surgical tape will be placed over the incision for protection. One week after your procedure you will return to the clinic to remove the sutures and then your healing journey will begin. You may experience blurred vision and lubricating eyedrops will be recommended. Watery eyes and light sensitivity can also be expected. Swelling and bruising like having a black eye can occur and will subside in 1-2 weeks.