Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that focuses on improving the appearance of the upper eyelids. The goal of blepharoplasty is to remove excess skin, fat, and sometimes muscle from the eyelids to achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
During the procedure, the surgeon makes small incisions along the natural lines and creases of the eyelids. Through these incisions, they carefully remove the excess tissue. The incisions are then closed with fine sutures or surgical glue.
After the surgery, patients may experience temporary bruising, swelling, and discomfort around the eyes. The recovery period varies from person to person but usually involves a few weeks of healing. It's important to follow the surgeon's instructions regarding post-operative care, which include using cold compresses, avoiding strenuous activities, and taking prescribed medications.
It is important to discuss with your ophthalmologist to determine if blepharoplasty is the right procedure for you and to discuss your specific goals and expectations.