What is Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure done to improve the appearance of the eyelids. This procedure can be done to address the upper lids, the lower lids, or both. Patients in the Alpine, NJ area often experience a boost in confidence following eyelid surgery.
Who is a Candidate?
Individuals who have loose or sagging skin that creates folds on the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision, or those with fatty deposits or bags around the eyes can often benefit from eyelid surgery. However, the best way to determine if you are a candidate is through a consultation with Dr. Maman.
Eyelid surgery is performed under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. During the procedure, Dr. Maman will create incisions within the natural creases of the eyelid to conceal any scarring. Then, fatty deposits can be removed or repositioned, muscles tightened, and excess skin removed. An alternative technique includes creating an incision inside of the lower eyelid, also called a transconjunctival incision. With this technique, no skin is removed. After the eyelids are reshaped, incisions are closed with sutures, which can be removed within one week.
Following eyelid surgery, swelling and bruising will occur, which is completely normal. Pain medication can diminish any discomfort, and most patients are able to return to their everyday activities within a week. However, rigorous physical activity should be avoided for at least several weeks. You will receive specific post-op instructions from Dr. Maman to help ensure a quick and easy recovery.