Blepharoplasty is a procedure that removes excess skin and trim or reposition fat to eliminate wrinkles and bags of the upper and/or lower eyelids. The surgery aims to give the eyes a more youthful appearance.

If the eyelids affect the line of sight, the procedure may be covered by insurance.

What to expect after surgery
The skin of the eyelid is the thinnest of the body, which means the incision is unlikely to leave any visible scarring. Furthermore, the incision is placed in the eyelid crease and hidden by the eyelid fold.

Blepharoplasty is ordinarily performed under sedation on an outpatient basis. Many patients are able to undergo the surgery under local anesthesia right in the office. It is generally recommended that patients plan on staying home for 2-3 days after the procedure and apply ice to the eyelids to reduce bruising and swelling. It typically takes about 2 weeks for the bruising and swelling to disappear completely, although bruising can be effectively covered with makeup or sunglasses after the first week. Minimal restrictions are placed regarding exercise, bending and heavy lifting for one week to prevent bleeding or more swelling than necessary. Sutures are removed 7-10 days after the eyelid lift surgery, once the wounds are completely healed. Final results can be evident by 4-6 weeks when the last of the internal swelling resolves.