Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty

Eyelid cosmetic surgery can correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below your eyes, which are features that make you look older and more tired than you feel, and may even interfere with your vision.  It won’t eliminate dark circles under your eyes or lift sagging eyebrows. While blepharoplasty can add an upper eyelid crease to Asian eyes, it will not erase evidence of your ethnic or racial heritage.

Blepharoplasty is a procedure used to add or remove fat and skin form the eyelid. This can sometimes be referred to as an “eyelid lift”, however this term is a misconception as the eyelid is not lifted at any point during surgery.

As we age, our eyelids stretch and our muscles that support them are weakened. This is the reason that excess fat may appear both above and below the eyelids, therefore creating sagging eyebrows, bags under your eyes and sometimes droopy upper-lids.

The Procedure


Blepharoplasty (eye lift) is a procedure to correct drooping upper eyelids and reduce puffy bags below your eyes. Small incisions are hidden in the natural lines of the eyelids. Sagging skin and muscle are trimmed away and any excess fat will be removed. Sometimes the incisions can be made on the inside of the eyelid, so as to conceal the scars more easily; this is known as the “transconjunctival approach”. This technique is often combined with other treatments such as laser resurfacing, to tackle the signs of aging.

Length of the operation :

The length of blepharoplasty is usually 1 to 2 hours.

Anesthesia :

Blepharoplasty is usually performed under local anesthetic with sedation.
Same day surgery: There is no overnight stay and patients can go home if they are local or we recommend they stay in a hotel if they are traveling from out of town.

Possible side effects :

The possible side effects of blepharoplasty are: temporary discomfort, tightness of lids, swelling, bruising, temporary dryness, burning, itching of eyes, excessive tearing, and sensitivity to light for first few weeks.

Risks :

Every procedure carries some uncertainty and risks. Occasionally the following may occur: temporary blurred or double vision, infection, bleeding, swelling at the corners of the eyelids, dry eyes, slight asymmetry in healing or scarring, or difficulty in closing eyes completely.