Eyelid surgery, or “blepharoplasty,” is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and/or fat from your upper or lower eyelids and enhance your look while restoring your peripheral vision. Saggy, droopy eyelids are subtly lifted and tightened, for a refreshed, rejuvenated appearance. Under eye bags can also be removed to get rid of your “tired look”
What is the Surgery Like?
The first step in eyelid surgery is the administration of anesthesia. Local anesthesia is typically all that is needed. Dr. Sulyman-Scott will make precise incisions in your eyelids to meticulously remove the proper amount of excess skin and fat.
The incisions will be strategically placed to minimize any visible scars. The muscles may be tightened and lifted. After the incisions are closed with sutures, your eyelid surgery is complete. The entire process typically takes about two hours.
After the procedure, you will need to have someone available to drive you home. Your eyes will be bandaged, your vision may be blurry for a few hours (a result of the anesthetic), and your eyes may be dry or watery.