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Eyelid Surgery FAQ’s

What is Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery is a surgical procedure that is used to enhance the appearance of upper and lower eyelids by removing sagging skin, lines and excess fat.

Who is an Eyelid Surgery candidate?
  • Patients with excessive, sagging or wrinkled upper or lower eyelid skin.
  • Patients with excess upper eyelid skin that interferes with vision.
  • Patients with excessive or unsightly lower eyelid skin.
  • Patients who have lost their natural upper eyelid crease.
  • Patients with puffy pouches of fat in the upper or lower lids that create a tired or aged appearance.
What are the intended results?
  • A more youthful and rested appearance of the eyes.
  • Widening of visual fields, if excessive upper lid skin has partially blocked vision.
  • The removal of wrinkle lines, and softening of deep wrinkle lines.
How long does Blepharoplasty last?

Eyelid surgery is a long lasting procedure and can last up to 10 years.

What is the age limit for undergoing eyelid surgery?

There is no exact age to undergo an eyelid surgery but majority of the patients are usually in their forties and fifties.

What is the procedure?
  • The procedure is done on an outpatient basis under sedation and local or general anesthesia.
  • If only excess fat is present in the lower lids, it may be removed through an incision inside the lower lids (trans-conjunctival approach). This technique does not involve an external incision or scar, unless some excess skin needs to be removed as well.
  • When excess skin needs to be removed from lower eyelids, an incision is made just beneath the eyelashes.
  • When excess skin needs to be removed from upper eyelids, the incisions are made where the natural crease should be in the upper lids. Excess fat and skin are removed.
What is the treatment duration?

Eyelid surgery may take about 1.5 to 2.5 hours for both upper and lower eyelids.

What is the difference between Normal Eyelid Surgery and Asian Eyelid surgery?

Asian eyelid surgery is a procedure used to create double eyelid fold. However, a normal eyelid surgery is used to remove excess fat, puffiness and lines.

What type of Anesthesia is required?

This surgery can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. However, upper Blepharoplasty can be performed under local anesthesia alone.

What is the Recovery Time?

For the first few days, there is swelling and bruising around the eyes, most of which is gone by the end of the first week. During this time with some make up and sun glasses you can go out in public.

Does scarring occur?

Scarring is usually minimal and barely visible. The lower eyelid surgery can be performed from behind the eyelid without causing a scar on the outside.

What are the Complications?

Some major complications associated with eyelid surgery are infection, bleeding, scarring ectropion and intrpion (outward and inward pulling of the eyelids respectively) and in small number of cases impairment of vision.

How Long Does Double Eyelid Surgery Results Last?

Results of double eyelid surgery are permanent.

What is the Cost of the Treatment?

The cost of the treatment depends on various factors which include expertise of your surgeon, location of the clinic, guaranteed results, your expected results, and other related aspects. It is necessary to consult with an experienced surgeon to know the exact cost.

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