Eyelid (Blepharoplasty)

Blepharoplasty is a procedure designed to improve the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids. This procedure can address many features of the eyelids, including extra skin and puffiness.

How long will the procedure take?

Blepharoplasty is a procedure done under general anesthesia and typically takes two hours. It is performed on an outpatient basis.

Where will the incisions be?

Blepharoplasty incisions are typically hidden along the skin creases of the upper and lower lids.

What will recovery be like?

Typically, the immediate recovery is about two weeks. This can vary from person-to-person and depends on the extent of your procedure. You should be able to shower about two to three days after the procedure. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled for you about one week later. Initially, you should plan to avoid strenuous exercise, heavy lifting, and housework. You will need to walk and keep your legs moving after surgery to avoid complications.

What else should I know about blepharoplasty?

Long-acting pain medication is placed throughout the surgical sites to help with post-operative pain. You will have better results if you keep your head elevated during this time. You will need a responsible adult to drive you home and stay with you for at least 24 hours after the surgery. Dr. Aboutanos and her staff will review all of these instructions with you. Dr. Aboutanos will be there every step of the way to ensure the best results.