Your eyes appear tired all the time when they are really well rested. This common complaint results from age and sun related changes of the eyelids and surrounding regions including the forehead and cheek. A simple procedure can correct this tired look. Surgery of the eyelids, or blepharoplasty, is often performed as a single outpatient procedure or in combination with a face lift.
What you need to know about eye lid surgery:
Eye lid surgery is sometimes referred to as blepharoplasty.
In upper eyelid blepharoplasty, the goal is to remove the redundant skin of the upper eyelid and possibly fatty pockets that contribute to the tired appearance.
The procedure is performed using a fine incision made in the natural eyelid crease and a special thermal scalpel is used to treat the puffy regions. The incision heals in just a matter of days. There is minimal bruising and swelling with eyelid surgery as an isolated procedure and the patient can usually return to social activity in a few days.
Procedure: Outpatient procedure
Duration: one hour or more
Anesthesia: sedation and local anesthesia.
Scars: Minimal scar (under lower eyelashes)
Days to recover: Seven to ten days
Regular activity: after one week
Post Op instructions after eye lid surgery
Bruising after eyelid surgery should begin to disappear after seven to ten days. Sun exposure must be limited for few weeks after surgery. The use of a sun block is recommended.
You can expect to return to work at approximately five to ten days. Use of contact lens may be resumed after two weeks. More strenuous activities may be resumed after four weeks.
Our medical team will provide you a detailed post op instructions sheet and will be available for any query you might have afterwards.
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