Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. It gives a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and alert.
A blepharoplasty procedure is usually performed on adult men and women who have healthy facial tissue and muscles and have realistic goals for the improvement of the upper and/or lower eyelids and surrounding area.
After your procedure is completed, lubricating ointment and cold compresses may be applied, and in some cases, your eyes may be loosely covered with gauze. Specific instructions you may receive during your eyelid surgery recovery: How to care for your eyes, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your overall health, and when to follow-up with your plastic surgeon.
Initial healing may include some post-eyelid surgery swelling, bruising, irritation or dry eyes, and discomfort that can be controlled with medication, cold compresses, and ointment. Irritation at the incision sites also is possible.
Before blepharoplasty surgery, you may be asked to:
Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
Stop smoking well in advance of surgery
Special instructions you receive will cover:
What to do on the night before and the morning of surgery
The use of anesthesia during your procedure
Post-operative care and follow-up
Be sure to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery and to stay with you for at least the first night following surgery.
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