Blepharoplasty, sometimes simply called eyelid surgery, is the surgical excision of excess skin from the upper eyelid area, lower eyelid area, or both eyelids. Blepharoplasty is a popular surgery for people who have started to exhibit the typical signs of aging in the eye area: drooping eyes, sagging skin, and bags beneath the eyes.
The results will last for a long time, but it is different for everyone. Blepharoplasty can reverse some of the dramatic signs of aging in the eye area, but it cannot stop time entirely. People who have a blepharoplasty will not keep the post-surgery results forever, but they will always look much younger than they would have if they had not opted for the procedure.
While eyelid surgery can remove drooping, sagging and bags, it cannot address problems like crow's feet at the corners of the eyes or dark circles under the eyes, nor can it lift sagging eyebrows. However, procedures like a brow lift may be able to address the issues that the eyelid surgery cannot. The ultimate result can be a beautiful and cohesive look.
While there are some small incisions required for both upper lid blepharoplasty and lower lid blepharoplasty, those incisions are well hidden in either the lash line or the lids, so the scars will not be noticeable.
Some people are able to return to their job and any other non-strenuous activity within just a day or two. However, the surgeon may recommend resting for up to a week to make sure the recovery is as complete as possible. Most patients have some degree of bruising in the eye area for a week or two after the blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty patients should be careful to avoid sunlight, especially in early recovery.
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