Cosmetic eyelid surgery can give you a rejuvenated appearance, making you look more resisted and alert. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can treat:
Eyelid surgery is performed on men and women who have healthy facial tissue and muscles.
As with any surgery, you should have realistic expectations, and we will help you understand those at your consultation appointment.
An ideal eyelid surgery candidate:
Tell your doctor if you have any eye disease, a thyroid disorder, heart disease, high blood pressure, or circulatory disorders of diabetes.
The success and safety of your eyelid surgery depends very much on your complete candidness during your consultation. During your consultation, we will discuss:
Make sure you bring a list of your own questions and concerns. Please feel free to bring a supportive friend to help you listen or take notes. Become well-informed before you make a final decision.
Once you have completed your consultation and decided eyelid surgery is right for you, it’s time to prepare for surgery day. We might ask you to:
We will also give you instructions on what to do the day before and morning of surgery, and instructions for self-care after surgery. You will need to arrange for a ride home on surgery day. Also, make sure someone stays with you at least the first night following surgery.
After your procedure, lubricating ointment and cold compresses may be applied. Your eyes may also be covered with gauze. Initial healing may include swelling, bruising, irritation or dry eyes.
We will give you complete written instructions for a safe and comfortable recovery. Instructions will include:
Your final results will appear within several weeks, but it could take up to a year for your incisions to fully refine. While eyelid surgery can be expected to correct certain conditions permanently, you will continue to age naturally. Lifelong sun protection, including sunglasses, will help you maintain your results.