Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure used to reduce the appearance of sagging or drooping eyelids. The surgery involves removing excess skin and sometimes fat from the upper and lower eyelids.
Why Get Blepharoplasty?
It can help to reduce wrinkles and make eyes look more alert and youthful. Individuals who seek blepharoplasty often do so in order to improve their appearance or self-confidence, as well as to improve vision problems caused by heavy, drooping eyelids.
f you are considering blepharoplasty it is important to understand what you can expect before, during and after the surgery in order to ensure that you are fully prepared for the experience. This will help you make an informed decision about whether or not this is a procedure that you wish to undergo.
The blepharoplasty procedure can be done with local anesthesia and either “twilight” sedation or general anesthesia, and is done on an outpatient basis.
Upper Eyelid & Lower Eyelid Surgery
In upper eyelid surgery, a thin incision is made within the skin crease of the eyelid. A small portion of fat is removed along with the excessive skin being trimmed. In lower eyelid surgery if your lower eyelid has a significant tear trough, your NJ ENT doctor may suggest repositioning fat that can help to rejuvenate the eyelid complex and add volume to areas that need it.
Recovery From Blepharoplasty
There is minimal pain and swelling with a blepharoplasty procedure. Antibiotics and eye drops are prescribed by your NJ ENT doctors postoperatively. There is only minor bruising, and makeup can be typically worn by 5 days post procedure. You might experience some itching and dryness for a few weeks, but this will come down quickly. You can expect to be back to work within a few days, and be exercising fully within 3-4 weeks.
Blepharoplasty is relatively safe when performed by an experienced surgeon using advanced surgical techniques. The potential risks of the procedure include infection, dry eyes, bleeding, prolonged swelling, and impaired vision. However, if you choose a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon for your blepharoplasty procedure like our doctors art NJ ENT then these risks should be minimal.
How We Can Help
At NJENT we offer comprehensive consultations with our board-certified surgeons so that you can discuss whatever questions or concerns that you may have about the process prior to making any decisions about undergoing the procedure. We would love to hear from you if this is something that interests you – contact us today!
The New Jersey Ear, Nose, and Throat Center team has performed thousands of procedures and has the experience to provide you with exceptional care. We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome. Our doctors are experts in their field specializing in both ENT and plastic surgery and the associated procedures and surgeries.