Upper blepharoplasty or upper eyelids surgery, is a quick cosmetic surgical procedure that gets rid of upper eyelid skin and fat excess. It gives the patient a young and fresh look.
The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia. The skin excess is removed through a hidden incision drawn at the eyelid natural skin crease. Any fat excess and muscle hypertrophy are treated during the same procedure. The lateral border of the eye can be adjusted during the same procedure and this consists of a part of the procedures known as fox eye, cat eye, and ponytail eye lift.
Procedure can take 1 hour.
Patients will experience discomfort that can be relieved with medication. Two days after the surgery, you should expect bruising & swelling to be at its worst. Sutures are removed 7 days after the surgery and it takes around 1-2 weeks to recover.
Like any surgery, there are possible complications: hematoma, infection, scarring, asymmetries.