If both upper eyelids and lower eyelids need correction, they are done at the same time. The blepharoplasty eyelid surgery takes about two hours; however the patient is lightly sedated and feels no pain or discomfort. There is minimal disability associated with eyelid surgery which allows early return to one's routine.
Each blepharoplasty operation is followed with varying degrees of swelling and discoloration that usually subsides in 7-10 days. The use of cold compresses will reduce swelling and the thread-thin scars can usually be hidden by make-up. After several months these scars gradually blend in well with the surrounding skin and become perceptible only by close scrutiny.
Several weeks after we may advocate a light peel to further tighten the skin around the upper eyelids and lower eyelids. This is an easy procedure that is done in-office with zero side effects.
Excess skin and fullness of the upper eyelids may not always be due to the eyelids but associated with eyebrow complexes that have descended below their normal anatomic positions.
If you're in Michigan, contact us today to discuss your blepharoplasty eyelid surgery.