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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Blepharoplasty, more commonly known as eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess fat, skin and muscle to correct drooping upper eyelids and puffy eye bags. The procedure has both aesthetic and functional purposes, the former having to do with achieving more energetic looking eyes, and the latter, with correcting visual field defects.

Good candidates for this procedure are those with loose skin that sag and cover the natural fold of their upper eyelids, those with puffy upper and lower eyelids resulting from the formation of eye bags, as well as those with deep creases under their eyes. For these individuals, eyelid surgery may be performed on the upper or lower eyelids, or both, depending on their respective conditions.

Before the procedure is performed, the patient must undergo a preparatory evaluation with his or her surgeon, who will decide the amount of skin, fat and/or muscle to be removed, as well as identify the precise areas that will be administered the treatment while keeping scar visibility to a minimum. This is crucial to achieve natural-looking results.

When the treatment is obtained to correct visual field defects, it may be covered by insurance.

What patients need to know about Eyelid Surgery

Procedure For upper eyelids, the incision to remove excess skin, fat, and/or muscle will be made on the natural creases, with fine sutures used to close the incision and minimize scar appearance. For lower eyelids, the incision is made either just below the eyelashes or inside the eyelid, depending on the approach required by the patient’s case.
Length 1 to 3 hours
Anesthesia Usually local with sedation, or general
In/Outpatient Usually outpatient
Side Effects - Temporary discomfort, tightness of lids, swelling, bruising, dryness, burning and itchiness of the eyes
- Excessive tearing
- Sensitivity to light during the first few weeks
Risks - Temporary blurred or double vision
- Infection, bleeding or swelling at the corners of the eyelids
- Dryness of the eyes
- Formation of whiteheads
- Slight asymmetry in healing or scarring
- Difficulty in closing the eyes completely (rarely permanent)
- Pulling down of the lower lids (may require further surgery)
- Blindness (extremely rare)
Recovery Patients may resume reading after to 2 or 3 days, and may get back to work after 7 to 10 days. Contact lenses may not be worn until after two weeks or more, while strenuous activities as well as alcohol consumption may only be resumed after about 3 weeks. Bruising and swelling are expected to be gone after several weeks.
Duration of Results Results normally last for several years, and may sometimes be permanent.

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