Blepharoplasty is usually performed as an outpatient procedure. Patients are allowed to return home on the same day as their procedure, though they will require transportation to and from the clinic.
Anesthesia – Blepharoplasty procedures can be performed with either general or local anesthesia. If you opt for local anesthesia, you may be given a sedative as well.
Incision –Patients may undergo an upper blepharoplasty or a lower blepharoplasty, depending on where the excess skin and tissue is located.
Closure – Incisions are typically closed using sutures, which are removed at 1 week after surgery.
Results – Because blepharoplasty is usually a minimally invasive procedure, patients should start to see results starting several days after they return home. As swelling subsides, results will become even more noticeable. Most patients are “presentable” to public in anywhere between 10-14 days, depending on how quickly you heal. Once healing is complete, patients will usually be able to see better, as excess tissue will no longer be limiting their field of vision. Additionally, the elimination of lines, wrinkles, and bulges will help you look younger and more clearly express your emotions.