Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure performed on upper and/or lower eyelids to remove folds and excess skin, as well as fat deposits, resulting on a diminishment of wrinkles around the eyes. The scars are placed on natural lines and creases, fading with time and becoming barely visible. You must keep in mind that the desired result is to improve your appearance and your self-esteem, not to achieve perfection.
Blepharoplasty may be executed as an ambulatory procedure, without hospital admittance, under local anesthetics, with or without sedation, or under general anesthesia.
The duration of the surgery is that of 1 to 3 hours for both eyelids, and stitches are removed between 5 to 8 days after the surgery.
Postoperative pain is well tolerated with the use of common painkillers. Some swelling around the eyes may occur after the surgery, usually lasting for about a week, and at times up to several weeks.