Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a procedure to improve the appearance or functioning of the eyelids by tightening or removing skin around the eyes. It can be done on both the upper and lower eyelids, and includes removing excess folds of skin, fatty deposits, and bags beneath the eyes or correcting sagging upper eyelids and drooping lower lids. Blepharoplasty is often done in conjunction with other surgical procedures such as forehead, eyebrow and face-lifts.
Dr. Greco performs blepharoplasty in her office under comfortable options. Patients are given medication prior to surgery to decrease any swelling that may occur after the procedure. The surgery two hours or less. In some cases, your eyes may be loosely covered with gauze after the procedure is completed
Post-surgery, you may find that your eye area is more sensitive to wind and bright light for a period of time. Initial healing post-surgery may include some numbness, irritation at the incision site, dry eyes, and swelling or bruising, all of which will resolve within one to two weeks. Discomfort can be minimized with medication, cold compresses, and lubricating ointment.