Who is a candidate for Blepharoplasty?
- Have excessive, sagging, or wrinkled upper or lower eyelid skin.
- Have excess upper eyelid skin that interferes with vision.
- Have lost their natural upper eyelid crease.
- Have puffy pouches of fat in the upper or lower lids that create a tired or aged appearance.
Intended Result of Blepharoplasty
- A more youthful and rested appearance of the eyes.
- Widening of visual fields if excessive upper lid skin has partially blocked vision.
- An eyelid lift will not remove or erase all wrinkle lines. However, it will soften wrinkle lines.
- The operation is done on an outpatient basis under sedation and local anesthesia.
- The incisions are made where the natural crease should be in the upper lids and below the lash line in the lower lids. Excess fat and skin are removed.
- If there is no excess skin and only excess fat needs to be removed from the lower lids, the surgeon may remove the fat through an incision inside the lower lids to avoid making an external incision or scar ( Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty ). This may be combined with laser tightening of the lower lid skin.
Recuperation and Healing
- All sutures are usually removed within five to seven days.
- Initial mild discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication.
- Bruising and sensitivity to light last at least a week or two. Swelling progressively disappears over several weeks.
- Eye makeup can be used shortly after sutures are removed.
- Contact lenses can be worn when comfortable—usually within three to seven days.
Additional cosmetic procedures that would enhance the results are:
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