Blepharoplasty / Eyelid surgery

Excess skin on the eyelids, caused by a loss of elasticity and sun damage, is one of the major signs of aging. Blepharoplasty is surgery to improve the appearance of the eyelids by addressing these concerns.

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What does blepharoplasty involve?

Blepharoplasty usually involves removing excess skin, tightening the muscle of the eyelid, and redistributing fat around the eye. It can correct droopy upper eyelid and puffy bags below the eye. The surgical incisions are placed such that they are hidden within natural skin creases so that they heal beautifully, and ultimately become imperceptible. Blepharoplasty can be combined with face lift and brow lift for a complete facial rejuvenation.

What to expect following blepharoplasty

Following blepharoplasty, a patient will be advised to use an ice pack on the eyes for 5 days to reduce swelling. Some patients may experience temporary dry eyes that require the application of eye drops for the first four weeks. Sutures from the upper eyelid are removed around after five to seven days following surgery. Dissolvable sutures are usually used in the lower eyelid and do not require removal. Vigorous activities are discouraged for two to four weeks depending on the extent of surgery.

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