Almost everyone develops some aging around the eyes. A combination of excess skin and weak muscle cause sagging of the upper lids. A fold may develop as the skin bulges outward and hangs over the lid.
Incisions in the eyelid are usually placed in the crease above each eye to correct problems of the upper lid. Excess skin and fat will be removed and the wound will be closed with tiny absorbable sutures. Blepharoplasty can be performed in your doctor’s office, an outpatient surgical facility. It is generally performed under local anesthesia with mild sedation. The procedure can take between one and two hours, depending on the extent of your surgery.
Bleeding, infection, a slightly asymmetry of double lid fold or a reaction to the anesthesia are possible side effects.
Bruising and swelling are more on 3-5 days and should be gone after several weeks. The patient may begin reading after two to three days and can expect to return to work at approximately five to ten days.
Upper blepharoplasty can make a remarkable difference in the appearance of the face, alleviating the appearance of tiredness and old age. The eyes appear fresher and more youthful, and these results may last for many years.