|Eyelid Surgery: At a Glance|
|Procedure||For the upper eye, incisions are made in the crease above the eye and a thin crescent of excess skin and muscle is taken out. For fatty deposit removal under the eyes, a small incision is made just inside the lower eyelid and the fat is taken out.|
|Length of Procedure||Approximately one hour|
|Recovery or Downtime||Keep head elevated to reduce swelling and bruising, as well as using cold compresses. Antibiotic ointment will be prescribed as well.|
|Pain||Mild discomfort; some swelling at treatment area|
|Results||More visible, brighter, youthful eyes|
Double Eyelid Surgery — Droopy Eyelid Lift or Blepharoplasty
Perhaps you’ve started noticing that you don’t look rested in the morning and you are always looking tired because of saggy or drooping eyelids. While this is most common with age, it can develop at any age.
Droopy eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a common cosmetic procedure for those looking to keep or regain their youthful appearance. Double Eyelid surgery takes out excess skin and fat, corrects sagging eyelids, reduces fatty pouches below the eyes, and takes out excess skin from the upper eyelids,. Often, an eyebrow lift is performed at the same time as a face lift or laser skin resurfacing.
Preparation, Procedure and Aftercare
Photos will be taken before the start of the procedure to document the results.
This procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia. For the upper eye, fine incisions are made in the crease above the drooping eyelid. A tiny crescent of excess skin and muscle is taken out. The incisions are then closed with fine sutures.
For fatty deposits under the eye, incisions are made inside the lower lid, and the fat is taken out. The incisions made during these procedures are placed in the natural creases and folds of the eye, and will become invisible over time.
After the procedure, you will be instructed to keep your head elevated to minimize swelling or bruising. Cold compresses will also be used to help any swelling or discomfort.
You can also experience a wider field of vision if excess skin that was blocking that field is taken out.
If you’re interested in double eyelid surgery in Michigan, call the Skin and Vein center today!
Double Eyelid Surgery FAQ
- What is eyelid surgery?
- Eyelid surgery, medically known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure for those looking to regain or keep a youthful appearance. This procedure removes excess skin and fat, corrects sagging eyelids, reduces fat deposits below the eye, and removes excess skin from the upper lids.
- Who is a good candidate for eyelid surgery?
- Candidates for eyelid surgery include those experiencing excess or loose skin, bags under the eyes, or puffy eyelids.
- What is the eyelid surgery procedure?
- For the upper eye, incisions are made in the crease above the eye and a thin crescent of excess skin and muscle are removed. For fatty deposit removal under the eyes, a small incision is made just inside the lower eyelid and the fat is removed.
- What kind of anesthesia is used during eyelid surgery?
- Eyelid reduction surgery is generally done with a local anesthetic, and in some cases, a mild sedative.
- How can I prepare for eyelid surgery?
- No special preparation is required.
- What can I expect post-procedure?
- You may experience mild discomfort or some swelling. You can expect to see a more youthful look. If excess skin was blocking your vision, you will experience a wider field of vision.
- What is the recovery time for eyelid surgery?
- During the recovery, you should keep your head elevated to reduce swelling and bruising. You should also apply cold compresses and the prescribed antibiotic ointment.
- What are the risks associated with eyelid surgery?
- Risks associated with eyelid surgery include swelling and bruising, eye dryness, difficulty closing your eyes, bleeding from the incisions, and infection.
- What is the cost for eyelid surgery?
- The cost for eyelid surgery will be discussed at the time of the pre-operative visit.