Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a procedure in which drooping skin and excess fat on the upper and lower eyelids are removed and redistributed. Typically incisions are made in the natural folds of the upper eyelid and along the lower lashes. Skin and fat are then removed at these points. The procedure takes about an hour and sedation is normally used.
After surgery, the patient can expect blurred vision, tightness around the eyes, some bruising, swelling and general discomfort. Resting with head elevated and applying cold compresses will reduce these symptoms. Healing will be complete in a week or two.
The best candidates for eyelid surgery are healthy, nonsmoking people of all ages who want to improve their self-image and who do not have dry eye problems or sight diseases.
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