Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery is a wonderful procedure that gives a more rested, refreshed, and open look to the eyelid region with a reasonably short recover period. For the upper eyelid area an ellipse of excess skin is removed along with excess fatty tissue, leaving only a thin scar that falls in the natural crease of the lid. The lower eyelid incision is typically just below the lash line, allowing removal of excess fatty tissue and skin. The fat may also be repositioned to softly contour the upper cheek area. Sutures are usually removed at 3-5 days, and makeup may be worn after that.
The scars fade nicely over a short period of time so that even male patients may return to their normal routine within a week or less. As with any procedure, there may be some swelling and bruising, but this resolves quickly. The beauty of eyelid surgery is that it is dramatic to the patient but others just know you look better, rested, and relaxed. They can’t quite decide why.