Specialist in Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty (eyelid tuck) is the name given to the surgical procedure that addresses the changes of the eyelids that occur with ageing. It is performed to cosmetically and functionally rejuvenate the eyelids and associated structures.
As we age, the skin and muscle associated with eyelids become loose and baggy. This produces a sad and saggy look that makes us look old and tired. The most frequent concern that people have with their upper eyelids is an excess of skin in this region. Not only does this result in a person looking tried and old, but it can add weight to the upper eyelid causing headache and tired eyes. In addition, the excess upper eyelid skin can cause difficulty to wear eye make-up, if severe enough the excess tissue can also obstruct vision and by having eyelid surgery, patients don’t only look better, but oftentimes see better as well.
Blepharoplasty surgery is performed in our office surgery with local anesthesia. If desired, the surgery can usually be performed with light IV anaesthesia as well. This surgery takes about 15 minutes per eyelid and the recovery time is usually about a week. During this time, the patient must refrain from any strenuous activity (especially activities that raise one’s blood pressure, such as lifting and rigorous sports). It is not uncommon for the treated eyes to swell or bruise for several days after surgery. Most patients that have eyelid surgery on Thursday or Friday can recover over the weekend and get out of the house by Monday or Tuesday, with sunglasses to cover the surgery.