Are your eyelids droopy? If so, blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery may help. During this procedure, a doctor will remove skin, muscle, and in some cases fat around the area of the eye that’s causing it to sag. Although it’s commonly used as an anti-aging procedure, blepharoplasty can also help if you’re dealing with bags below the eyes or saggy eyebrows which may be affecting your vision.
If both lower and upper eyelid surgery is performed during the same procedure, the process will take roughly two hours. Your doctor will typically use a painkiller injected around the eye as a type of local anesthesia alongside oral sedation. Eyelid procedures performed at a surgical enter or in a hospital may involve the use of IV sedation.
Compared to other types of surgery, eyelid surgery recovery is relatively short. Once the procedure is done, you’ll be monitored to ensure there are no adverse effects and then sent home the same day. Pain and swelling and sensitivity to light are common symptoms but they typically subside within a week or two following the surgery. A doctor may also suggest using ice packs for a few days.
Scars are common after blepharoplasty due to the thinness of the skin. However, they aren’t particularly noticeable unless a person has their eyes closed and someone else knows what to look for.
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