Eyelid Surgery (blepharoplasty) is a surgical procedure used to remove excess skin, fat and muscle from eyelids – correcting drooping upper eyelids, or eliminating baggy folds of skin below the eyes. How does it work?
- Your surgeon will make an incision along he natural lines and folds of the skin around your eyes while under local or general anaesthetic.
- The incision is done with precision to ensure minimal scarring. Excess fat, skin and muscle are removed before the wound is carefully sutured to ensure a natural aesthetic outcome
How long does the surgery take?
- Blepharoplasty surgery typically takes between 1-2 hours to complete.
- If the operation is performed on just the upper or lower lids, less time is needed. An overnight stay is often required to minimize post-operative swelling and bruising
What is the Recovery Time?
- Typically, it takes approximately 7-10 days to fully recovery from Blepharoplasty surgery, however many patients have had the surgery and return to work within 4-5 days
How long will it last?
- Blepharoplasty surgery is considered a permanent solution for the correction for drooping eyelids and bags under the eyes
Are there any side effects?
- Most side effects from Blepharoplasty surgery are temporary.
- It is normal to have blurred vision, which may last up to 2-3 days. Bruising and swelling around the eyes may also occur. Some patients have experienced dry and itchiness to the eyes and this symptom may last for approximately one week