Blepharoplasty / Eyelid surgery PDF Print E-mail

Purpose: To remove skin and tissue from the upper and/or lower eyelids in order to get rid of hooded eyelids and/or eye bags.


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Anesthetic: local or general

Duration of procedure: 1 – 3 hours
Stitch removal: 4 – 7 days after surgery or absorbable stitches.

Upper eyelid surgery is often carried out separately from lower eyelid surgery and if this is the case will be carried out under local anaesthetic with sedation. A general anaesthetic may be used by some surgeons, particularly if both upper eyelids and lower eyelids are being corrected. In upper eyelid surgery, the surgeon makes an incision along the eyelid crease in the natural skin fold of the eyelid and removes unwanted skin, fat and muscle.


He or she then closes up the incision, hiding the scar inside the natural fold of the upper eyelid. In lower eyelid surgery, the surgeon moves or removes fat from the eye bags either through an external incision made just below the lower lashes or through an incision made on the inside of the eyelid. A small amount of skin may also be removed, but the orbicularis muscle (the muscle that closes the eyelid) will be preserved.


Results: Many people find that eyelid surgery can make a real difference to their appearance, especially if they had large bags underneath their eyes. The results of lower eyelid surgery through an external cut are likely to be more effective than surgery through a cut made on the inside of the eyelid as the surgeon can tighten the skin and reduce some wrinkling as well. Eyelid surgery can be combined with face-lift, brow-lift and forehead-lift. The healing process is gradual. You will have pink scars (for up to 6 months, maybe more). The colour will fade away as time passes until they become a white and almost invisible line. Although eyelid surgery is a fairly comfortable procedure, you will be required to take 5-10 days off work. There will some expected bruising which subsides quickly. The sutures may be dissolvable or surgical glue may be used. If the sutures do need to be removed, this will be done between 4 and 7 days.

Risks of Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery): As with any surgery there are risks to consider. Blepharoplasty involves an essential part of your body. Although the majority of patients do not experience the following complications, you should understand all possible consequences of Belpharoplasty surgery:

* Temporarily blurred vision.

* Infection

* Scarring

* Inability to close eyes


* Lower eyelid sagging

* Dry eyes

* Bleeding behind the eye, which can lead to blindness

* Your eyes may end up looking asymmetrical.


You will be given specific instructions that may include: How to care for the surgical site and drains, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health, and when to follow up with your plastic surgeon.


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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 26 August 2009 )