Blepharoplasty surgery can be very effective for the rejuvenation of the face. As people age, the skin of the upper eyelids can accumulate and start to sag. This can often produce a tired appearance to the face. Not only can the face appear tired, the heaviness to the lids can cause the patient to feel tired.
This tired feeling often occurs at the end of the day as the lids work against the resistance of accumulated fat and skin.
Blepharoplasty procedures are usually performed under a general anesthesia. The procedure is an outpatient procedure so patients go home the same day of surgery. The procedure takes approximately an hour and a half. The patients are then in the recovery room for approximately 1 to 2 hours following surgery. Swelling persists for about one week. Bruising is variable among patients.