Blepharoplasty Surgical Details
Eyelid surgery is performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure in an accredited surgical facility. It generally takes up to two hours for both the upper and lower eyelids to be addressed.
Following surgery, the area around the eyes will be bruised and swollen. Patients should apply ice packs, keep their heads elevated, and apply medicated eye ointment for a few days. Some patients will experience dryness and minimal irritation following surgery. If these side effects occur, we can recommend ointments and eye drops to assist during the healing phase. Patients should protect their eyes against wind and sun irritation for the first several months by wearing dark sunglasses.
After surgery, scarring will not be visible because of where the incisions are placed. In the upper eyelid, the incision follows the natural crease of the eye. The lower eyelid incision will run just under the eyelashes or inside the eyelid. Scarring will be inconspicuous. Patients often comment on the fact that friends and family tell them they look great, but can’t quite put a finger on what is different. These subtle yet dramatic results restore a softer, more youthful appearance.