What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty involves removing excess skin and fat from the upper and/or lower eyelids to achieve a rejuvenated appearance around the eyes.

How is a blepharoplasty performed?

The procedure is done under local anesthesia with sedation to keep you comfortable. The procedure lasts 1 hour for an upper or lower blepharoplasty and about 2 hours if the upper and lower lids are performed at the same time.

What are the contraindications for eyelid surgery?

It is important to know if you have any problems with your eyes, including dryness, vision problems, tearing, eyelid swelling, seasonal allergies as well as health problems like the thyroid issues or muscular problems that can affect the eyelids. Also, anticoagulant medications must be discontinued for this procedure and this may be a contra indication for surgery.

Are there bandages after blepharoplasty?

There are no bandages. There are stitches that will be removed after one week. You will have an ointment to put in the eyes and on the incisions every day. The first few nights, you are asked to cover your eyes with gauze to avoid trauma to the eye while you sleep.

What are the risks and complications of blepharoplasty?

Risks are rare but include the risk of bleeding, infection and corneal trauma. These risks will be reviewed with you during your consultation.