You may have noticed that skin around your upper eyelid has become loose over time, or that the skin under your eyes is baggy every morning—not just after a late night of little sleep. An eyelid procedure, or blepharoplasty, will help to alleviate puffiness in and around your eyelids, reduce puffiness under your eyes and tighten the excess and wrinkled skin around your eyelid.
Over time, the skin around your eyelid will stretch, the muscles will weaken and fat pockets may become more prominent. Surgery can be performed on either the upper or the lower lid, or on both lids. During eyelid surgery, excess skin—and sometimes muscle and fat—will be removed from either or both the lower and upper eyelids. Additionally, the upper lid can be “lifted,” making you look more alert and energized. In an eyelift procedure, the muscle and tendon around the upper eyelid will be tightened.
Recovery Time after Blepharoplasty
Recovery time after eyelid surgery is relatively short. For the first couple of days, the use of a cool compress can help reduce swelling and bruising. The swelling will quickly go down and the bruising will begin to fade. You will likely be able to return to normal activities within seven to ten days after the procedure.
While uncommon, there are some risks associated with eyelid surgery. These risks include infection, bleeding, scarring, inability to close the eyes, dry eyes, double vision and loss of vision.
After eyelid surgery, the world will see a younger, brighter and “new” you.