Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Eyelid surgery is an operation which is performed in order to make functional and cosmetic modifications on eyelid.
When do I need Eyelid Surgery?
When under and upper eye bags become apparent and when there is loosening around eyelid skin people generally prefer to have eyelid surgery.
Is there an age limit for this surgery?
There is no limit with regard to age for eyelid surgery. Sometimes, because of genetic disposition, young people may suffer from sagging eyelids or apparent eye bags.
How does surgeons perform this surgery?
These kind of upper eyelid surgeries are generally use local anesthesia.
In eyelid surgery, excess skin on eyelids are removed. The important thing about this surgery is to leave enough skin for the eyes to be closed. Eyelid surgery generally uses general anesthesia.
How many hours does the surgery take?
Upper eyelid surgeries take 30 minutes to 1 hour while lower eyelid surgery takes 1-2 hours.
Does the surgery require hospitalization?
There is no need for hospitalization for this surgery. The patient returns back to home on the same day after the surgery.
How long does it take to recover after eyelid surgery?
After eyelid surgery, there would be swelling and purpleness on patient’s face for a couple of days. Recovery process changes depending on the patient but generally within 5-7 days, post-operative symptoms are gone.
Does eyelid surgery leave scars?
Generally, this surgery does not leave apparent scars. The operation is performed on the folding skin of the eyelid that is why scars are invisible when looking from an external perspective.
In lower eyelid surgeries, surgeons make incisions under eyelash or eyebags so after recovery, there will be no scars on patients face.