Eyelid Surgery

What is Eyelid Surgery?

Officially known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery is a procedure aimed at improving the appearance of the eyelids. This can correct trouble areas in the upper or lower eyelids, or both.
This procedure is ideal for those patients who may be experiencing problems with their eyelids, or simply strive for an improved appearance of this region of the face. ​Results may vary from person to person.

The benefits of Eyelid Surgery

There are many benefits of eyelid surgery, including:

  • Correction of loose or sagging skin around the eye area
  • Removal of drooping lower eyelid skin that reveals white area below iris
  • Removal of “bags” under the eyes
  • Smoothing of  wrinkles around the eyes
  • More alert and rejuvenated appearance 
  • Improved vision through removal of eyelid obstruction 

Eyelid surgery patients also experience increased confidence in their general appearance, which benefits their quality of life.

Results may vary from person to person.

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The Procedure

You will first be given either general anesthesia or I.V. sedation. Lubricating ointment and/or cold compresses may be applied to the eye region, or your eyes may be loosely covered in gauze.
Next, a small incision will be made around the area of intended eyelid correction, by which fatty deposits and excess skin can be removed. This also allows the muscles around the eye to tighten – smoothing the surrounding skin.
Following the procedure, the incisions will be closed with sutures or skin glue. Most sutures are able to removed within a week. 

The Recovery

You will experience some bruising and swelling directly following eyelid surgery. Dry eyes, and mild eye irritation may also occur. Your doctor can prescribe medication to alleviate any pain or discomfort that may result from the procedure.
Frequent naps (or just simply eye rest) are also recommended, as the eyes may become fatigued sooner than usual directly following the procedure.
You will have to take care to protect your eyes from the sun by using dark tinted glasses and limiting your exposure to direct sunlight or natural light.
Activities that may cause unnecessary strain on the eyes should be avoided for at least a week. This includes reading, watching television, and using computers, cell phones, or other electronic devices that depend on vision. Whenever possible, you should also take care to avoid crying.
Most patients are able to resume their normal daily activities within ten days. 

Results may vary from person to person.

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