Corrects sagging, puffy or drooping eyelids, as well as bags
and bulges above and below the eyes. The condition is caused
when fat forces its way through layers of muscles. If
surgery is used to correct visual field defects,
upper-eyelid surgery may be covered by medical insurance.
1 to 3 hours for both eyelids.
Temporary tightness of eyelids, swelling, bruising, burning,
and itching. Excessive tearing and sensitivity to light for
first few weeks.
Eyelids may feel tight and sore as the anesthesia wears off;
however, any discomfort can be controlled with oral pain
medication. Reading: 2 or 3 days. Back to work: 7 to 10
days. Contact lenses: 2 weeks or more. Strenuous activities,
alcohol: about 3 weeks. Bruising and swelling gone: several
Several years. Sometimes permanent.
Drooping eyelids are corrected by incising a flap of skin
just above the eyelid and removing excess skin and fat. For
lower eyelid surgery, the incision to remove fat is hidden
just under the lower lashes. However, blepharoplasty wont
remove crows feet and other wrinkles, or eliminate dark
circles under the eyes. A surgeon may also use
Transconjunctival blepharoplasty, another technique to
remove excess under-eye fat; using tiny forceps by making an
incision just inside the lower eyelid, in the pink area
known as the conjunctival tissue. faek omega
Outpatient - Usually
Local with Sedation