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BLEPHAROPLASTY

BLEPHAROPLASTY

What is Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)?

Blepharoplasty, commonly referred to as Eyelid Surgery, is a surgical procedure performed to rectify puffy or saggy eyelids. Removing excess skin and fat smooths out the area around the eyes and can help achieve a more youthful appearance.

Blepharoplasty may be performed on either the lower or upper eyelids.

What is Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)?

Blepharoplasty, commonly referred to as Eyelid Surgery, is a surgical procedure performed to rectify puffy or saggy eyelids. Removing excess skin and fat smooths out the area around the eyes and can help achieve a more youthful appearance.

Blepharoplasty may be performed on either the lower or upper eyelids.

What to Expect from a Blepharoplasty

Patients can expect to be administered a local anesthesia as well as IV Sedation and be put comfortably to sleep. On average, eyelid surgery will take between one and two hours.

Patients should have an adult ready to drive them home to begin recovery as this is an outpatient procedure.

While recovery times will be different for everyone, most patients will begin to feel better in a few weeks after surgery. Strenuous activities and direct sunlight should be avoided during recovery. Contact lenses should also not be worn for at least two weeks.

The longevity of results will depend on many factors including age, the laxity of the skin, and genetics. You can generally expect results to last anywhere between five and seven years, but they may last a lifetime.

Please remember that these are general guidelines and some people may need less or more time for a full recovery. You should work directly with the plastic surgeon who completed your procedure for specific instructions.

What to Expect from a Blepharoplasty

Patients can expect to be administered a local anesthesia as well as IV Sedation and be put comfortably to sleep. On average, eyelid surgery will take between one and two hours.

Patients should have an adult ready to drive them home to begin recovery as this is an outpatient procedure.

While recovery times will be different for everyone, most patients will begin to feel better in a few weeks after surgery. Strenuous activities and direct sunlight should be avoided during recovery. Contact lenses should also not be worn for at least two weeks.

The longevity of results will depend on many factors including age, the laxity of the skin, and genetics. You can generally expect results to last anywhere between five and seven years, but they may last a lifetime.

Please remember that these are general guidelines and some people may need less or more time for a full recovery. You should work directly with the plastic surgeon who completed your procedure for specific instructions.

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Blepharoplasty Benefits

Some of the major benefits of Eyelid Surgery include reduced puffiness, smooth lines and skin, and eyes that appear lifted. For many of our patients, an eyelid lift has increased their confidence and self-image due to a more youthful appearance.

Blepharoplasty Benefits

Some of the major benefits of Eyelid Surgery include reduced puffiness, smooth lines and skin, and eyes that appear lifted. For many of our patients, an eyelid lift has increased their confidence and self-image due to a more youthful appearance.

Blepharoplasty Risks

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks. Immediately after the procedure, some patients may experience feeling groggy or nauseous. These are normal side effects of the anesthesia. There is also the risk of complication related to infection.

Many of these can be reduced or removed if you follow post-procedure instructions that will be provided to you.

If you are experiencing any major side effects, contact your plastic surgeon immediate or dial 911 if it is a medical emergency.

Other Risks May Include

  • Dry Eyes
  • Blurred or Impaired Vision (Temporary)
  • Scarring
  • Fluid Accumulation
  • Swelling
  • Facial Asymmetry
  • Lid Lag (Often temporary)

Blepharoplasty Risks

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks. Immediately after the procedure, some patients may experience feeling groggy or nauseous. These are normal side effects of the anesthesia. There is also the risk of complication related to infection.

Many of these can be reduced or removed if you follow post-procedure instructions that will be provided to you.

If you are experiencing any major side effects, contact your plastic surgeon immediate or dial 911 if it is a medical emergency.

Other Risks May Include

  • Dry Eyes
  • Blurred or Impaired Vision (Temporary)
  • Scarring
  • Fluid Accumulation
  • Swelling
  • Facial Asymmetry
  • Lid Lag (Often temporary)

Blepharoplasty FAQs

Everyone has different eyes, and different structure around their eyes. If you feel that you could benefit from a blepharoplasty, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Aronovitz today.

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