Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a common procedure designed to remove fat and excess skin around the eyes. If you feel your eyes always look tired and puffy, eyelid surgery may be your best option.
Eyelid surgery can give you a refreshed, alert appearance. At our surgical center in West Hills Hospital & Medical center, we perform eyelid surgery on both the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery targeting the upper lids can remove excess skin that may be impeding vision, and eliminate the “droopy” appearance caused by overhanging skin. Eyelid surgery on the lower lids can reduce bags around the eyes and tighten loose skin that contributes to a tired, worn out look. After a thorough exam at our practice, we can help you decide whether eyelid surgery is appropriate for your lower lids, upper lids, or both. Based on the condition of your skin and your aesthetic goals, our West Hills surgeons may recommend that your eyelid surgery be combined with a facelift or a brow lift for complete facial rejuvenation.
Contact Dr. Brian Evans today to schedule an eyelid surgery consultation in West Hills.
Most eyelid surgery candidates are 35 or older. However, if you have droopy or baggy eyelids that run in your family, you may decide to have a blepharoplasty procedure at an earlier age. Good candidates are physically and psychologically healthy, and have realistic expectations for their eyelid surgery results.
What to Expect
Local anesthesia is usually the method of anesthesia for an eyelid surgery. This means you will be awake, but the area around your eye will be numb. Your procedure will take about 1-2 hours. Afterwards, your eyes will be lubricated and you may be bandaged. You may experience some tightness and discomfort as the anesthesia wears off. You will need to take special care to clean your eyes as directed, and you may need to use a cold compress to reduce swelling and bruising, which could last anywhere from two weeks to a month. You should be able to do most things, like reading or watching television, within just a few days, but you won’t be able to wear contacts for around two weeks. Most patients are ready to get back to their normal day-to-day lives within a week to 10 days.