Blepharoplasty consists of removing excess fatty deposits and excess skin in the upper and / or lower eyelids. Our skin loses some of its elasticity as we age and our eyelids will often reflect this by becoming flaccid or droopy. In some cases, vision may be compromised.
The surgery

A laser is usually used to perform incisions and to coagulate small blood vessels. This method produces little or no blood loss, very little swelling and it makes for a more rapid recovery. On the upper eyelids, the incisions are performed in the natural folds of the skin in order to make them as least conspicuous as possible. On the lower eyelids, the incisions are performed just below the lashes. In cases where a modest correction is required for the lower lid, an incision may be performed inside the lid. Very fine sutures are used and they are removed within a few days. The surgical procedure usually takes from one to two hours.

Types of anesthesia

Surgery on the eyelids is usually performed with a local anesthetic (with or without sedation). You may opt for a general anesthetic if you wish.