Eyelid Surgery

Procedure:

Alters droopy upper eyelid skin and sometimes fat. and the Puffy bags and wrinkles below the eyes by removing excess fat, skin and tightening the muscle.

Length:

Approximately two hours.

Anesthesia:

Local anesthesia and intravenous sedation or general anesthesia are used.

Possible Side Effects:

Temporary discomfort, feeling of “tightness” in the eyelid area. Swelling or bruising may last for 1-2 weeks. Excessive tearing and sensitivity to light, temporary dryness, burning, or itching of the eyes may also occur, but these side effects are rare.

Risks:

Temporary blurry or double vision, infection, bleeding, swelling in the corners of the eyelids, dry eyes, whiteheads, slight asymmetry in healing or scarring, difficulty closing the eyes completely (which is rarely always), and a lowered position of the lower eyelid of the lower lid, which may require further surgery.

Recovery:

The patient may start reading after about two to three days and can expect to return to work in about five to ten days. Contact lens use can be resumed after 2 weeks (after reassessment by your doctor). The patient should not drink alcohol after surgery. Strenuous activities and alcohol consumption can be resumed after three weeks. The bruising and swelling should disappear after several weeks.

Results:

For some, this procedure will last several years and for others it may be permanent.

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