An eyelift 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.
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 won’t remove crow’s feet and other wrinkles, or eliminate dark circles under the eyes.
Am I An ideal Blepharoplasty Candidate?
Many patients seek blepharoplasty for a variety of reasons, both plastic and cosmetic surgery-related. Commonly, eyelid surgery is performed in order to:
Create a double eyelid (commonly known as “double eyelid surgery” or “Asian blepharoplasy”)
- Remove puffy or sagging skin around the eyes
- Reduce the appearance of bags under the eyes
- Improve vision that is impaired due to droopy eyelids
Procedure Length: 1 to 2 hours for both eyelids
Side Effects: Temporary tightness of eyelids, swelling, bruising, burning, and itching. Excessive tearing and sensitivity to light for first few weeks
Recovery: 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 weeks.
Risks: Temporary blurred or double vision. Infection, bleeding. Swelling at the corners of the eyelids. Dry eyes. Formation of whiteheads. Slight asymmetry in healing or scarring. Difficulty in closing eyes completely.
Results: Several years, sometimes permanent
Patient Status: Outpatient
Anesthesia: Local with Sedation