Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is the medical term for surgery on the eyelid. It can be done for a wide range of reasons, but it involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the area. It is possible to treat both the upper and lower eyelids in this way. Blepharoplasty is one of the ways in which a more youthful appearance can be achieved.
Many people choose to have upper eyelid blepharoplasty instead of a facelift because the surgery is less invasive and the recovery time is shorter. The excess tissue around the eyelid is removed, so that there are no longer any loose folds of skin that can make a person look older. The procedure is usually carried out using a local anaesthetic, which means that you will be able to go home on the same day. Some pain relief is likely to be required, which will be arranged by your surgeon.
As this is a surgical procedure, there are a number of side effects that may be experienced. It is important that you discuss all of the benefits and risks prior to undergoing treatment. You are likely to develop some swelling around the eyes, which usually resolves within a week, but may last longer. Bruising is also common, and you may find that your eyes are dry and itchy, or watery, for a while. You will probably be advised to wear sunglasses after your treatment, as your eyes will be sensitive to both light and wind.
*Individual results may vary