Eyelid Surgery

Definition - What does Eyelid Surgery mean?

Eyelid surgery, otherwise known as blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that can be done on the upper eyelid, lower eyelid or both to achieve a desirable appearance or improve the function of the eyelid. This procedure may be able to treat the following conditions: sagging skin that impacts the eyelid, fat deposits near the eyelid, dropping lower eyelids, fine wrinkles or loose skin on the lower eyelid, or bags under the eyes.

TheConsultation explains Eyelid Surgery

Patients may need their upper, lower or both eyelids operated on which will influence what the patient should expect during surgery. If the individual is only having the upper lid corrected, then the surgeon will likely cut along the natural crease of the eye and remove any excess skin or fat deposits before closing the cuts with small stitches. Surgery in the lower lids typically involves cutting into the lower lid to remove excess fat. The sutures for this method will not be visible. Another technique may include cutting along the eyelash margin to remove sagging skin or pockets of fat. Oftentimes, laser resurfacing is used in conjunction with either method. If upper and lower lids are operated on, patients should expect a two-hour surgery. Local anesthesia and oral sedation are commonly used for this type of procedure.

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