Blepharoplasty, also known as Eyelid Surgery is a very popular surgery among patients at any age. Blepharoplasty is a type of surgery that repairs droopy eyelids and may involve removing excess skin, muscle and fat. Usually, when you age, your eyelids get droopier and saggier in time. In some cases, it’s genetics and younger patients might go with this procedure as well. Besides, droopy eyelids can make you look older, it can also effect your side eye sight. Eyelid Surgery can be an option if you have baggy or droopy eyelids, excess skin of the upper eyes that interferes your side vision, excess skin on the lower eyelids and bags under your eyes.
Eyelid surgery is the perfect surgery to combine it with other procedures such as; brow lift, face lift or skin resurfacing. If Blepharoplasty is performed by itself, it’s mostly common that it’s done under local anesthesia. Some cases, if upper and lower eyelids done together, procedure can be performed under general anesthesia for the comfort of the patient. The recovery time is really fast and you can be back to your daily life as usual, but going back to work might take around 1 week depending on the case. As the swelling can effect the vision during the healing. Even though the procedure cannot completely prevent natural aging, the results are long lasting. It’s recommended to have a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss your options. There are options like upper eyelid, lower eyelid or double eyelid operation. It might a small surgery but the skill of the plastic surgeon can determine the success of the procedure and will provide natural looking results. The incisions are hidden on the creases of the eyes and it won’t be seen easily. As a result, you will have a youthful look on your eyes by this procedure.