A Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is a procedure that changes the appearance and/or function of the eyelids. The upper and lower eyelids can become loose over time and negatively affect a person’s ability to see. Loose, droopy skin or muscle and fat deposits can make the eyes appear puffy and tired which can drastically change the face.
During an upper Blepharoplasty procedure, the surgeon makes an incision in the crease of the eyelid, trims the sagging skin and/or muscle and removes any fat. Once the excess tissue is removed, it is sutured together. The sutures are hidden by the crease of the eyelid with two separate sutures at the corners of the eyes. During the lower Blepharoplasty procedure, an incision is made at the lash line. The fat pouches, sagging skin, and muscle are removed then the suture is tightened to close.
There is some bruising and tenderness that is common with the procedure. While all medical procedures have some risk, the vast majority of patients will experience a safe and highly-effective procedure with no lasting after-effects. The incisions typically heal quickly and fade to become scarcely visible in time.
Changes to the appearance of the eyes will be seen immediately, but it may take up to two weeks before any swelling or bruising will subside.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any risks involved?
Yes, some risks involve dry, irritated eyes, skin discoloration, and difficulty closing your eyes.
Can I go home the same day as my procedure?
What anesthesia is used during a Blepharoplasty?
Will I have sutures that will need to be removed?
Are there restrictions after having an upper or lower Blepharoplasty?
How long before I see the “final result”?
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The Adler Process
Plastic surgery can be a big life decision. Our team can help answer questions and aid in every step of the way. Here is an overview of our 4 step process.
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Step 1 - Schedule Consultation
When you schedule a consultation, our administrator will review the cost of the procedure with you, explain what to expect, recovery time and answer any questions you have so you fully understand the procedure. We also schedule your Meet with Dr. Adler.
Step 2 - Meet with Dr. Adler
Step 3 - Preparation and Surgery Day
A pre and post op package is prepared for you that is catered to your surgery that will have instructions for surgery prep . You will need to follow the instructions in the package prior to surgery day. On surgery day, you are greeted by a nurse and escorted to our on site surgical suite where you are made comfortable and a pre-op interview is conducted before surgery begins.