Also known as an “eyelid lift”, a blepharoplasty is normally done under local anesthesia at our clinic. The excess skin and fat are removed from the upper lid, following which the upper lid is then re-contoured to restore the previous youthfulness.
The operation takes about 1 to 1 ½ hours to complete and the patient has his/her discharge after a short stay in our recovery room.
The lower lids can often be corrected without making an external incision below the lower lid lashes. We usually make a small incision on the inside of the eyelid, the fat is then either removed or re-contoured and then, the skin on the outside is tightened and the small wrinkles are removed with the use of a CO2 laser.
Bruising and swelling are minimal as is the post-operative discomfort. You are usually able to resume fairly normal activities within 7 to10 days.