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Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty

Also known as upper and lower eye lid surgery.

Upper Blepharoplasty is also known as deep set eye procedure, slit eye or double eye lid procedure; Lower Blepharoplasty is also known as eye bag surgery

The Procedure:
Blepharoplasty can be done in an outpatient facility or in a hospital depending on patient’s choice and surgeon’s preference.

Upper Blepharoplasty removes hooding due to excess upper eye lid skin . The procedure improves the definition of upper eye lid folds and enhances the almond shape of the eye, giving a more refresh eye profile.

Lower Blepharoplasty removes excess lower eye lid skin and protruding fat to make the lower eye lid smoother and crisper.

The procedure is best done under local anesthesia or with some light sedation for better patient comfort.

After Surgery:
After the procedure, patients will experience swelling and some bruising of the eyelids. Patients are advised that there will be swelling, tightness, minimal pain or discomfort and numbness. However, these are transient and resolve spontaneously during the next several weeks.

For Better Healing:
To improve healing and minimize swelling, patients are advise to avoid the following for 2 to 3 weeks : smoking, alcoholic beverages, aspirin, NSAID’s like mefenamic acids, vitamin E supplement, steroids, herbal tea or herbal medications.