5 Things To Understand About Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Science And Health
March 11, 2023
March 11, 2023
No one like bags under their eyes; but it’s often an unavoidable part of getting older. As we age, our skin loses elasticity, which can cause eyelids to stretch and begin to droop, causing an issue commonly referred to as “droopy eyelids.” Luckily, there’s a procedure that can correct drooping eyelids called blepharoplasty. In this article we will discuss everything you need to know about blepharoplasty surgery and recovery.
1. What is Blepharoplasty (Eyelid) Surgery?
As you age, excess fat may collect above and below your eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids and bags under your eyes. Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that works to reduce puffiness under and above the eyes by removing excess skin, muscle and fat from the area.
2. What happens during blepharoplasty surgery?
Your surgeon will make an incision just below the lashes and will remove any excess fat and sagging skin. After they’re done, they’ll suture the incision and the healing process will begin! If your upper eyelid droops, your surgeon may make an incision above the eye rather than below the lashes.
3. Blepharoplasty Recovery
Recovery from eyelid surgery can take a few weeks. You will likely have to return to the surgeon’s office at some point either a few days to a few weeks post-surgery to have your stitches removed. It’s normal to experience redness and swelling around the incision areas following the procedure, and many patients find that they have minimal scarring at the incision sites as well.