Eyelid Surgery Details
- Eyelid surgery (called Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Lift) is a cosmetic surgery procedure typically offered by facial plastic surgeons and general plastic surgeons to get rid of your crepey eye skin, drooping eyelids, puffy bags and dark under eye circles. Upper eyelid surgery and lower eyelid surgery procedures are often performed separately
- Eyelid surgery risks and complications: These are rare but can include the inability to close the upper lid if too much skin is taken, and dry eye. If patients currently have dry eyes, blepharoplasty surgery can make the eyes drier. Permanent blindness and double vision are exceedingly rare
- Double eyelid surgery refers to the creation or accentuation of an eyelid crease, most commonly performed on an Asian eye. Thus, it's often called Asian Blepharoplasty or Asian Eyelid Surgery. This procedure is performed in order to make an Asian eyelid look more like a Caucasian eyelid by creating a visible fold.
- Eyelid surgery recovery time: patients undergoing blepharoplasty typically get stitches removed in 3 to 4 days and the steri-strip (small pieces of tape) within 7 days. Most return to work within 8 to 10 days. Make-up may be applied by day 8. With doctor clearance, patients resume normal activity with in 3 to 4 weeks.
- Laser eyelid surgery and Laser Blepharoplasty: Lasers are marketed as being less invasive than traditional eye lifting surgery. Many surgeons on RealSelf believe this is hype; a laser is just a tool used in surgery.
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