Blepharoplasty Procedure Details
Eyelid lift is typically performed on an outpatient basis. Anesthesia is administered. The procedure takes between one and two hours, depending on the specific surgical steps.
During the operation, the eyelid surgeon makes small incisions within the natural lines of the upper and lower eyelids. The incisions are placed carefully so that any scars will be concealed within the folds of the eyelids. Through the incisions, the surgeon removes redundant fat and tightens the eyelid muscles. Wrinkles are smoothed and excess skin is trimmed. The incisions are closed with small sutures.
Recovery from eyelid surgery is short and usually complication-free. There may initially be mild swelling, bruising, irritation or discomfort, but these side effects can be managed with oral medication, cold compresses and soothing ointment.
If you are self-conscious of saggy eyelids and puffy undereye bags, contact Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists for help. To schedule an informational consultation with our board certified plastic surgeons, call us today!