A blepharoplasty is the surgical procedure that treats drooping eyelids by removing excess skin, wrinkles and “bags” around the upper and lower eyelids. The goal of the surgery is to improve these imperfections.
When performing a superior blepharoplasty, the incision is hidden in the eyelid crease and, therefore, scars are almost invisible. For inferior blepharoplasty, if the excess skin is not significant, the fat pockets causing the “bags” around the eyes can be removed through an incision on the inside of the eyelid (transconjunctival) which leaves absolutely no scar.
An upper eyelid blepharoplasty, for example, lasts approximately an hour and fifteen minutes. The treatment is usually performed using a local anesthetic to the area. A calming medication can be administered before and during the surgery as needed.
A change is felt almost immediately but the final results are expected, on average, 3 months after the procedure. This surgery offers very satisfying results for patients by providing a global rejuvenation in the appearance of their eyes and eyelids and by refreshing their appearance. Of course, small wrinkles, pockets and a slight asymmetry may persist after surgery but these small details are desirable and give an age appropriate natural appearance.
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