Blepharoplasty, also known as upper eyelid surgery, is a common procedure for those experiencing pronounced “drooping” of the upper eyelid. This can be caused by trauma or nerve damage, but typically arises simply as a consequence of age.
Those who benefit from the procedure have a characteristic “heavy” appearance of the upper eyelids. The excess skin can hang into the field of vision creating difficult with reading and driving. This can affect either one eye or both.
What Happens During Treatment?
Blepharoplasty can be done as an office procedure in about 30 minutes.
During the procedure, excess tissue is removed from the eyelid. Your treatment team is careful to ensure this is done in a “balanced” way that promotes a natural, rested and healthy look.
Is Blepharoplasty a Cosmetic Procedure?
Men and women alike use blepharoplasty to look and feel their best. Blepharoplasty may be covered by insurance if the displacement of the eyelid is such that it interferes with vision.
How Long Do Treatment Results Last?
For many patients, treatment results last their lifetime. Once excess skin is removed, it doesn’t need to be removed again. Other reasons for droopy lids can be eyebrow ptosis: the eyebrow can droop and give the appearance of excess eyelid skin.
What Can I Expect During Recovery?
- Bruising and swelling
- Mild pain
Back to normal activity in 1-2 weeks.
Visit Vision Care Specialists for Your Blepharoplasty
Would you like to learn more about blepharoplasty and what you can expect? Our resident specialist in the procedure, Dr. Patel, will be happy to discuss it with you. To get started on treatment, simply schedule an appointment online. We look forward to seeing you!