Dr. Schwartz performs blepharoplasty in his office or an outpatient surgical center. Local anesthesia or IV sedation is used and the procedure take about one and a half hours to complete. The incisions are well-concealed within the eyelid crease or, for transconjunctival blepharoplasty, inside of the eyelid. Once the incisions are made, excess skin and fat are removed from the upper and/or lower eyelids.
The recovery after blepharoplasty takes about five to seven days. The eyelids may feel tight or sore, though medication can help to control discomfort. Bruising and swelling can occur, with the bruising fading within two to four weeks. Patients may also experience some temporary itching, dryness, burning, tearing, blurred or double vision, or sensitivity to light. The stitches are removed within five to seven days. Patients can usually return to work within three to five days, though more strenuous activities should be postponed for about two weeks.
What is blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a plastic surgery procedure which can restore a refreshed and more youthful appearance to the eye area. Blepharoplasty corrects redundant skin and fat of the upper and lower eyelids including sagging of the upper lids and puffy bags below the lower lids.
Who is a good candidate for blepharoplasty?
Healthy men and women with good skin tone who are looking to improve excess skin of the eye area may be good candidates for blepharoplasty.
What happens at a consultation for blepharoplasty?
During the consultation with Dr. Schwartz you will discuss what it is that you dislike about your eyes and what you hope to achieve through surgery. Your eyes and skin will be examined, a thorough medical history taken, and your options discussed. All details of the blepharoplasty procedure will be explained and any questions or concerns that you may have will be addressed.
Where does blepharoplasty surgery take place?
Dr. Schwartz performs blepharoplasty in his office-based facility or at an outpatient surgery center.
What anesthesia is used for blepharoplasty?
Dr. Schwartz performs blepharoplasty with local anesthesia or IV sedation.
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