Who is a good candidate for eyelid surgery?
Blepharoplasty patients are generally 35 years of age or older, but in some cases with a family tendency to have bags, the patients are younger.
Below is an introduction to what you can expect from a facelift.
Are there risks? Are there guarantees?
The blepharoplasty lasts between 40 minutes and 2 hours, depending on whether it is from the top, bottom, or both. It is usually not necessary to stay in the clinic for more than a few hours after surgery.
It is usually performed under general anesthesia, although sometimes local anesthesia plus sedation is chosen.
If you are going to do surgery on all four eyelids, you usually start with the upper ones. Incisions are normally made in the natural lines of the upper eyelids and just below the lashes in the lower ones. Through these incisions, the skin is separated from the underlying fat and muscle, removing excess fat, and sometimes excess skin and muscle, and the incisions are closed with very fine sutures.
In young patients with only excess fat, transconjunctival blepharoplasty of the lower eyelids can be performed; the incision is placed inside the lower eyelid leaving no visible scar.