What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that addresses visual field obstructions and the aesthetic appearance of the eye. Depending on your specific condition, blepharoplasty can be performed on your upper eyelid, lower eyelid or both.
The procedure involves removing excess skin and adding or removing fat from the eyelids. When the upper eyelid is addressed, a thin incision is made in your natural eyelid crease. The placement of this incision is vital as it allows any resulting scar to be virtually invisible.
When the lower eyelid is addressed, incisions can be made directly below the lash line or on the inside of the eyelid.
The recovery time for blepharoplasty is relatively short but after surgery bruising and swelling will be noticeable, this will start to dissipate quickly. Using a cold compress for 48 hours after surgery can greatly reduce the bruising and swelling and well as a light activity such as walking.
Bandages are usually placed over the sites of incision and can be removed within a couple days. Most people may return to normal activities after 7 to 10 days following the procedure. By 2 weeks the bruising and swelling should be completely gone.
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