What is Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a surgery that removes the excess skin and tissue of the upper eyelids in order to help you see better. This reconstructive procedure is performed when the heavy, redundant eyelid skin obstructs your vision. Although restoration of visual function is the primary goal of this reconstructive procedure, most patients find that this surgery has the added benefit of also rejuvenating their appearance.
The Surgery :
This procedure can be performed in an outpatient (non-hospital) setting under light anesthesia consisting of IV sedation and local medication injected at the surgical site. Patients are able to go home the same day of the procedure. The surgery itself takes approximately half an hour on average and involves removing a small flap of skin and underlying tissue along the upper eyelid crease. The incision is hidden in the natural eyelid crease to avoid the appearance of any post-operative scarring. Skin removal is meticulously planned so as to ensure the proper closure and function of the eyelids post operatively.
What to Expect After Surgery?
Bruising and swelling is typical after eyelid surgery and peaks in the first post-operative week. We recommend remaining home to recover for approximately one week. Thereafter, most patients can comfortably return to work. During the recovery period, heavy exertion and makeup use is avoided.