Blepharoplasty treatment


Blepharoplasty or eyelid lift surgery is the surgical procedure of the upper and lower eyelid, it is done to reduce bagging from the lower eyelid and hooding from the upper eyelid. It is done by removing the excess skin with or without the underlying fat. The cause of excess skin is usually the result of aging however it has been reported the genetics plays a huge role as well. The result would affect the appearance and in severe cases the vision.

Prior surgery the surgeon usually takes photos and measurements of the upper and lower eyelids to determine the amount the skin that should be removed. The procedure could be done under local anesthesia with or without sedation. The procedure takes from one hour to two hours and the incisions are done cosmetically and hidden in the crease/lines of the eyes. Closure is done with suture and patients can go home after surgery with antibiotics and painkillers.

Bruising and swelling is expected to last from three to five days and therefore patients are asked to take time off and relax at home and avoid polluted areas. Sutures are removed a week after the procedure and patients can go back to their normal life following that.

Scarring improves and will be barely noticeable in 6 weeks with very satisfactory results.