Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty):
As we age, the delicate skin around the eyes can become puffy and wrinkled, causing the eyes to appear tired. Eyelid surgery can have dramatic rejuvenating effects simply by removing the excess skin and trimming or repositioning the fat around the eyes, restoring a more youthful look. Patients of all ages can benefit from eyelid surgery. Blepharoplasty surgery may be combined with laser resurfacing, forehead lift and many non-invasive treatments to produce optimal results.
What to Expect:
Eyelid lift surgery is ordinarily performed under sedation and, rarely, under general anesthesia, allowing patients to be released to rest at home later the same day. Some patients are even able to undergo their Blepharoplasty surgery under local anesthesia right in our office. Dr. Pacheco utilizes a CO2 Laser to perform the majority of her eyelid surgeries.
After the eyelid surgery, there may be some bruising and swelling, which should resolve within the first week. Minimal restrictions are placed regarding exercise, bending and heavy lifting for one week to prevent bleeding, infection or more swelling than necessary. Sutures are removed 9 or 10 days after the eyelid lift surgery, once the wounds are completely healed. Final results can be evident by 4-6 weeks when the last of the swelling resolves.