Eyelid surgery (technically known as blepharoplasty) is a procedure used to remove fat, usually along with excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids.

Generally the surgery is 1 to 3 hours depending on the degree of surgery. In a typical procedure, the surgeon makes incisions that follow the natural lines of your eyelids: the creases of your upper eyelids and just below the lashes on the lower eyelid.

Local Anesthesia: Eyelid surgery is generally performed under local anesthesia which numbs the area around the eyes along with oral or intravenous sedatives. You will be awake during the surgery but you will be relaxed and numb to pain.

Physically healthy Men and Women. Possibility of risk to patients with medical conditions:

  • Thyroid problems (hyperthyroidism and Graves’ disease)
  • High blood pressure or other circulation disorders, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.
  • Lack of moisture.
  • Lack of tearing.
  • Do not wear contact lenses for approx two weeks.
  • Wear sunglasses and apply special eyelid protector.
  • Keep your activities to a minimum for three to five days.
  • Avoid activities that increase blood pressure.
  • Avoid alcohol.