Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty is a form of surgery that repairs droopy eyelids and removes bags from beneath the eyes, both occurring as a result of ageing. Generally, these are cosmetic issues, but sometimes they can impair vision. This procedure is generally done as an outpatient; the surgeon first injects numbing medication into the eyelids, followed by intravenous medication to relax. Following surgery, some common experiences are blurred and double vision, sensitivity to light, puffy, numb eyelids, swelling and bruising and pain or discomfort.

After a few days, the doctor will remove the stitches, if needed. In ten to fourteen days, bruising and swelling generally disappear, while scars may take months to fade; sun exposure to eyelid skin is strongly dissuaded. For some patients, the results may be lifelong, while for others, droopy eyelids may reoccur.