Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin or fat from the eyelids.
This procedure corrects defects such as drooping upper eyelids, eyebags and dark circles under the eyes that makes look tired, sometimes interfering with vision.
Blepharoplasty surgery takes between one and three hours, depending on the number of eyelids to be operated on (only two or all four). Incisions are made along the natural lines and extend just outside the outer corner of the eye. The excess fat is then removed and, if necessary, the skin if it is in excess. The incisions are then closed with particularly delicate intradermal sutures.
Blepharoplasty is generally performed under local anaesthesia with sedation.
The pain is usually very mild and is well controlled by analgesics. The stitches are removed 3 to 7 days after the operation. The patient will be able to watch television after 2 to 3 days, but to reading should wait at least 6 to 7 days.
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