Blepharoplasty is an eyelid surgery that improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, and gives a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes. Eyelid surgery can improve not only your appearance, but also your field of vision, whereby droopy eyelids impair or block vision.
The most common eyelid conditions such as baggy skin (dermatochalasis) or droopy lids (ptosis) are age related. They are caused by gravity and stretching of the tissues in the lids-this can sometimes be enough to block the vision. Dermatochalasis and ptosis can often be repaired with an outpatient surgical procedure. If the vision is significantly affected by the lids, insurance may cover the procedure.
Following a comprehensive exam and surgery consultation, patients will plan their surgery with a surgery coordinator. In preparation for surgery, a local anesthetic may be used along with a mild sedative to relax. During the procedure, fatty tissue, loose & excess skin are removed and reconstructed. Recovery from blepharoplasty typically includes bruising and swelling generally noticeable for a week to a month after surgery. Post-operative discomfort is usually mild.
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