What is Eyelid / Eyebag Removal (Blepharoplasty) Surgery?
Eyelid / Eyebag (Blepharoplasty), is a procedure to remove skin and to add or remove fat from the eyelids. The term "eyelid lift" is a misnomer because the eyelid is not truly lifted during surgery.
How is it done?
Upper Blepharoplasty Surgery uses incisions to allow for removal of skin and fat. A thin stitch is then used to bring the skin together to allow for a creation of an eyelid crease.
Lower Eyelid Surgery can involve skin incisions directly below the lash line or an incision on the inside of the eyelid, called a transconjunctival approach. The transconjunctival approach allows for access to the eyelid without visible incisions, making this technique perfect for patients who need fat removed or added. This approach can be combined with laser resurfacing of the eyelid skin to reduce lines and wrinkles.
How quickly will it take to Recover?
The sutures are normally removed after 5-6 days after surgery. After Eyelid Surgery, or Blepharoplasty, patients will need about two weeks to recover. Initially there may be swelling or bruising around the eyelids, which resolves over the course of one to two weeks.