Blepharoplasty can be done alone or can be combined with other facial surgeries such as a Facelift and Brow lift to give the face a fresher and younger looking appearance. The surgery is performed under local anaesthesia with sedation if being performed as a separate procedure, but general anaesthesia is used if it is a part of a longer procedure like a Facelift and may take anywhere from three to four hours.
An incision is made below the eyelashes in lower eyelid and along the crease of upper eyelid, skin is dissected, fat removed and the muscle is tightened. The incision is closed with fine sutures to avoid scarring. A trans-conjunctival approach is also sometimes used to avoid the external incision.
Candidates for Blepharolasty If you have healthy facial tissue and muscles around eyes and don't have any serious eye problems, physically healthy, emotionally stable, you are a good candidate for the eye lid surgery.
Expected Results Eyelid surgery shall give you younger looking face with rejuvenated eyes and the area around it. If you have droopy eyes, your eyes shall look more awake. Some people have excess skin over the eyelid which comes in field of vision, is also corrected with the surgery. The results from this procedure are more or less permanent.
Recovery after Blepharoplasty You can resume routine activities in about a week to ten days after the surgery. Avoid strenuous work and activities for at least five to six weeks following the surgery.