Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Eyelid Surgery is used to enhance the appearance of the eyes by removing excess skin and fat from the eyelids. Eyelid surgery can be done in conjunction with other procedures such as facelift and brow lift to achieve the desired look.
About Eyelid Surgery
- You will require anesthesia. Blepharoplasty is usually performed under local anesthesia along with intravenous sedation as an outpatient procedure.
- The incisions are made in the creases of your upper eyelids and just below the lash line of the lower eyelids.
- If only fat is to be removed from the lower eyelids, the incisions will be made inside the lower eyelids. This procedure is called Trans-conjunctival Blepharoplasty and is performed on patients whose major complaint is fat pockets beneath the eyelid.
Good candidates For Eyelid Surgery
- You have tired looking eyes due to age or heredity.
- You are in good physical and emotional health.
- You have realistic expectations.
Your Eyelid Surgery Consultation
During your initial consultation, you will meet with the plastic surgeon and staff. Your previous surgeries, your medical history, medications you are presently taking, and your overall physical and emotional health will be reviewed. Your skin quality will also be evaluated. Photographs may be taken for your medical record. Your surgeon will determine what you benefit from most and whether or not additional procedures will be necessary for you to achieve your desired results. Recovery time, risks and limitations associated with surgery will be also be discussed. The doctor’s patient coordinator will review surgical costs and scheduling with you.