Blepharoplasty (Eye Bags)
The surgery to improve the aging affects on the lids is called Blepharoplasty. This mainly improves the baggy lower eye lids and loose skin in upper lids.
Most Blepharoplasties are performed under local anesthesia on a day care basis that means you can go home in the evening after the operation.
Frequently Asked Questions
There is no pain during the surgery. Mild pain killers take care of post-operative pain.
Some swelling and bruising will occur immediately after surgery. It usually takes 10 to 14 days for swelling and bruising to disappear, thereafter normal activities can be resumed.
Makeup could be used to camouflage bruising 4 days after the surgery.
Eyeglasses may be worn immediately after the surgery. Contact lenses should not be worn for at least 3 weeks to avoid pulling and stretching the incision.
Driving should be avoided for 2 or 3 days after the surgery.
Eyelid surgery is often performed in combination with other cosmetic procedures, such as laser resurfacing, facelifts, facial liposuction, and brow lifts.
The surgery does not affect the vision in any way. The vision improves in upper lid surgery if the excess overhanging skin is causing hindrance in the vision.