What is upper blepharoplasty?
Upper blepharoplasty is surgery on the upper eyelid. This procedure is primarily used to correct drooping upper eyelids that affect expression and even your normal vision. If your upper eyelid starts to droop and sag over time, facial fat can be repositioned, and excess skin can be removed. As a result, you can benefit from an awake, alert, and more youthful expression.
What can I expect during the procedure?
Upper blepharoplasty is an in-office procedure performed at our practice in Windham, Maine. You will be given a general or local anesthetic, and the length of the surgery is typically an hour. During the procedure, an incision will be made along the natural crease of your upper eyelids. Dr. Anthony “Rocco” Perrone will redistribute any excess fat, lift the tissues around your eyes, and trim excess skin for a youthful appearance.
What can I expect after the procedure?
After your surgery, you will be encouraged to walk around that same day. This will prevent possible blood clots. Patients who undergo blepharoplasty can typically return to work within 7-10 days. The majority of bruising and swelling will usually fade after 7 days. You should avoid strenuous physical activity during the first 4 weeks as well.
Scars from eyelid surgery incisions will begin to fade after a few months, but cosmetics can be used to minimize the effects of bruising. Dr. Perrone will schedule a follow-up appointment to discuss your recovery and progress.
Am I a candidate?
Candidates for upper blepharoplasty are people with excess, drooping skin, or puffy bags of fatty tissue around their eyes. Most clients are interested in blepharoplasty for cosmetic reasons, but some conditions cause the upper eyelid to droop, impairing normal vision. Aging may also lead to malposition of the lower eyelid, which can lead to drying of the eyes.