Technically known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery is able to revitalize the eye area by improving puffy, sagging or tired-looking eyes. The surgery may be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids, correcting sagging and dropping of the upper eyelids and puffy under-eye bags of the lower eyelids.
Dr. Andrew Kleinman is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in blepharoplasty. He will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to best achieve your goals. Some patients seek eyelid surgery in order to improve vision impairment caused by sagging upper eyelids while others are simply seeking cosmetic improvement. As with all types of surgery, anyone considering blepharoplasty should be in good health and have realistic expectations for the outcome.
EYELID LIFT PROCEDURE
Your eyelid surgery may be performed with either local anesthesia and sedation or with general anesthesia. The procedure may take as little as one hour to as much as three hours to complete. The incisions are generally placed in inconspicuous locations, either in the creases of the upper eyelids or just below the lashes of the lower eyelids, thus allowing the resulting scars to be well concealed. Once the incisions are made, excess fat, skin and muscle are removed form the upper and lower eyelids. Transconjunctival blepharoplasty is a less extensive procedure in which incisions are placed on the inside of the lower eyelid and just excess fat is removed from the lower eyelid.
EYELID LIFT RECOVERY
Following your eyelid surgery procedure, you may experience swelling and bruising which may take up to four weeks to subside, although most patients see a significant reduction after two weeks. In rarer cases patients may experience dry eye, an itchy or mild burning sensation, tearing, sensitivity to light, or blurred or double vision. The eyelids may feel tight or sore which can be countered with medication. The stitches may be removed within two to seven days. Following a blepharoplasty, most patients are back at work within seven to ten days.