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Eyelids (Blepharoplasty)

Blepharoplasty is a procedure designed to improve the appearance of the eyelids. It is done on the upper and lower eyelids; the excess skin is removed, the inner tissues such as muscles and tendons around the eyes are manipulated in order to improve the general appearance, diminish the “tired” look of the eyes, the periocular wrinkles and the fat deposits (bags) in the lower eyelid.

The fat deposits on both eyelids is resected or repositioned, achieving a rested and alert look.

Incisions are done in natural skin folds so that they are almost imperceptible. In some instances, surgery can be performed through an incision in the inner part of the eyelid.

Surgery takes about 2 hours, it’s done using sedation and local anesthesia. Recovery time is about 5 to 7 days.

Surgical Options

Blepharoplasty treats drooping eyelids, but not drooping eyebrows or wrinkles. Blepharoplasty is often performed with another cosmetic surgery such as a brow lift or facelift to improve droopy eyebrows, crow’s feet and facial sagging.

Another type of blepharoplasty known as Asian eyelid surgery is gaining in popularity worldwide. This procedure, performed on Asians with a “single eyelid,” creates a crease where none exists.

Risks and Complications

As with any surgery, there is risk of complications related to infection or reaction to anesthesia. A proper assessment of every patient, along with complete lab work, will help in the prevention of postoperative complications. After healing, scars are handled with special treatments to help in the minimization of their appearance.

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