You may be a candidate for eyelid surgery if you are a non-smoking adult in good health. It is important that you have realistic expectations for the outcome of your blepharoplasty. A consultation with your surgeon can help you determine whether your facial tissues and eye muscles are healthy enough to undergo a blepharoplasty procedure.
You’ll be placed under IV sedation or general anesthesia for the duration of your eyelid surgery. Your surgeon will form an incision discreetly along the natural crease of the eyelid or along the lower lash line. It is via those incisions that excess skin can be removed, the muscles tightened, and fat deposits redistributed.
The eyelid surgery recovery period will require that you follow special instructions provided by your surgeon. These instructions are designed to facilitate a complete recovery free of complications. When you awaken from surgery, your eyes may be covered with gauze and lubricating ointment. In the following days, you may be responsible for applying topical medications or taking oral prescriptions to prevent infection. It is normal to experience some swelling and bruising following the procedure, but most discomfort should subside within a few weeks.