Blepharoplasty surgery removes excess skin and fat from the upper or lower eyelids, and also tightens the tissue around the eyes. This common procedure is a great way to not only improve your vision, but also restore a more youthful appearance.
Morpheus8 can be performed at the same time to smooth and tighten eyelid skin. Combined with your eyelid surgery, you will love the way you look younger, brighter and more awake!
Am I a candidate for Blepharoplasty?
In general, a good candidate is someone who has sagging skin causing folds, puffiness or drooping in the upper and lower eyelids. Some patients may meet medical guidelines to be able to submit this procedure to insurance, Dr. Behforouz will evaluate you during your consultation and may request additional testing to be done to determine if you meet medical necessity.
Is Blepharoplasty surgery painful?
Blepharoplasty is performed with anesthesia. Depending on your individual case, either IV sedation or local anesthesia may be used. You should feel very little discomfort during the procedure.
During your healing period, you should expect some swelling, bruising and discomfort. This can all be controlled with oral pain medication, cold compresses, and lubricating eye ointment.
When can I return to work?
If possible, you can work from home by computer or phone the day after your surgery. The sutures will come out in one week, so if working from home is not an option we suggest that patients take about a week off of work.
Ptosis, or drooping of the upper eyelid, can cause patients to look tired and interfere with their line of vision. Ptosis repair tightens or shortens the eyelid muscle so that it can once again lift and open the eyelid adequately.
Some patients benefit from combining Blepharoplasty and Ptosis repair in order to rejuvenate their appearance and restore normal vision simultaneously.
What factors can contribute to eyelid ptosis?
Factors including congenital, hereditary, and certain muscular-neurological disorders can contribute to eyelid ptosis. The most common cause of upper eyelid ptosis is age-related due to the separation of the levator muscles.
In cases where the eyelid margin covers the pupil insurance will typically cover the repair procedure. Dr. Behforouz will thoroughly diagnose your condition and recommend a treatment plan that works best for you.
Does ptosis repair hurt?
Most patients report the procedure is painless or only mildly uncomfortable. Post-surgical discomfort is usually manageable with an over the counter pain medication.
How long is recovery after ptosis repair?
Recovery usually takes place in stages. During the first one to two weeks, it is normal to have some bruising and swelling.