The Blepharoplasty Procedure
Eyelid surgery will be performed in our surgical center. It can be done under local or general anesthesia. Before surgery, premedication is given to relax the patient is administered.
The plastic surgeon will follow natural lines and creases on the face and make very fine incisions from the inner to the outer edge of the eyelid. In certain cases, incisions can be made inside the eyelid. The upper eyelid will be worked on first with the incision made in the fold of the lid. On the lower eyelid, the incision is made directly below the eyelash. Excess fat and skin are removed from the underlying compartments. Small sutures are then used to close the incision and special ointments and dressings will be applied to the patient. The procedure can take from one to two hours, depending upon the extent of the surgery.