Eyelids – Upper Skin Removal

What is eyelid surgery/blepharoplasty?

Eyelid surgery, also called as blepharoplasty, is performed to improve the overall appearance of the eyelids. Depending on the requirement, this surgical procedure can be performed on either of the eyelids or both (upper and lower eyelid). They are very different from each other.

You can opt for eyelid surgery: If you want to improve overall appearance of your eyelids. It can remarkably rejuvenate the surrounding area of your eyes.

Upper eyelid surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic plastic surgery operations in the world. This is because it is performed under a local anesthetic, in an outpatient setting, with little bruising, little down time, and often dramatic improvements in a persons appearance.

If needed a small amount of oral sedation is used for a little additional relaxation. A very small needle is used to slowly inject a local anesthetic to numb the skin. It is no more uncomfortable to a visit to the dentist and probably less so. A calm professional atmosphere adds to the comfort and confidence you will feel under the hand of Dr Sadove and his nurse. The excess skin in trimmed and a fine suture is used to close the skin in order to create a fine scar in the fold where is is not visible.

Patients are encouraged to go home and rest with cold compresses on their eyes for the day of surgery. Most patients do not take a pain pill, but one is available to the patients should they wish to do so.

You may be up and active the day following treatment. Unless you have a tendency to bruise easily, little bruising can be expected over the next few days. The stitches are removed easily by Dr Sadove’s hand five days after treatment. Eye makeup may be used after two weeks of healing.

This Surgery is recommended particularly to treat certain problems such as:

  • Appearance of visible folds that disturb the natural contour of the upper eyelid that results in sagging skin and significant vision impairment.
  • Visible bag-like appearance under the eyes.
  • Formation of excess fine wrinkles and skin in the lower eyelid.
  • Excessive accumulation of fat in the eyelids that cause eye ‘puffiness’.