The eyelid lift, also called blepharoplasty, is a popular procedure performed to rejuvenate the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids. Many people first notice those common, unwanted signs of aging in the delicate skin around the eyes–it can begin to sag, droop, get puffy, crease, and wrinkle. All these signs of aging can not only make us look older, but like we are constantly run down. The eyelid lift is performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. The incision in the eyelid lift is hidden either in the natural crease of the upper eyelid or the just below the lower lash or on the inside of the lower lash. The incision technique depends on if you are having both your upper and lower eyelids rejuvenated or just one or the other.

It is common for some swelling and bruising to be present after the procedure which will subside as your body heals. You will be given instruction for how to care for your eyes and things to watch out for, as well as medicine to aid in your recovery, as needed. While recovery can vary from person to person, typically patients feel comfortable being back out in public again in approximately 10 days to two weeks time. Final results, however, wont be seen for a few months as your body completes its healing process. To learn more about the eyelid lift procedure and recovery process, and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation today.