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Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift) – Upper and Lower

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift) – Upper and Lower

Are you interested in looking younger by removing excess skin from drooping lids or removing “bags” under your eyes?

The main attraction of cosmetic eyelid surgery is that it can make a great improvement in appearance and it is a relatively simple process that takes less than 1 hour. Most people are able to go about their normal life the next day with minimal downtime.

Cosmetic eyelid surgery cannot relieve dark circles, fine lines, or wrinkles around the eyes, but these problems can be improved with chemical peels or laser skin resurfacing. If there is a forehead drop, a forehead or brow lift may be considered and performed prior to an upper blepharoplasty to produce the optimal cosmetic result. These procedures can be performed at the same surgical time as the initial forehead lift. Also, other surgical procedures such as face lift can be done at the same time to give you a more youthful appearance.

Through a strategically placed incision, the upper or lower eyelid procedure involves the removal of excess skin and fatty tissue. Because it is placed in the natural contour of the upper eyelid, the incision is camouflaged upon healing. Through a personal consultation, Dr. Chopra will decide the best approach for revitalizing your eyelids. This can be done in the office under local-anesthesia, or in the surgical center based on your needs and recommendations by your plastic surgeon.

Every patient varies in degree of bruising and healing, thus preventing a specific answer to the question. However, we can offer a general outline of expectations:

  • If bruising or swelling appears, it usually emerges within the first few days.
  • Within the first week, the stitches will dissolve or be removed; cosmetics can be used to cover any temporary residual discoloration.
  • You may also resume any normal activities considered non-strenuous.
  • After a few weeks, you may resume vigorous exercise and wearing contact lenses.
  • Over the next few months, you may experience a reduction of swelling and the final results will appear.

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