Reasons for Considering Eyelid Surgery:
-Dark circles or bags under the eyes.
-Excessive skin or wrinkles surrounding the eyelids.
-A tired appearance or puffiness due to inherited factors.
The healing process for this procedure is approximately 1 week. Patients will have a more rested and youthful appearance. Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with surgery which can be treated effectively with oral pain medication. While complications are rare, patients can minimize the risk for potential problems by carefully following the post-op instructions.
About Eyelid Surgery
The eyes are the focal point of our face and one of the areas patients seem to first notice in the aging process. With aging, the upper eyelids begin to droop with excess skin hanging over the natural crease. An upper lid blepharoplasty removes excess skin, muscle, and fat keeping the incision in the natural crease. This procedure can easily be performed under local anesthesic.
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is performed to remove the excess fatty bulges that patients develop. Lower eyelid procedures can be performed under local anesthetic, but some patient prefer and do better under general anesthesia. While upper eyelid procedures heal very quickly, lower eyelid blepharoplasty can take 6-8 weeks before patients feel completely comfortable with their lower eyelids.