Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty is a popular type of plastic surgery procedure to removes excess
skin, fat or muscle from droopy upper eyelids.
The upper eyelid incision is made in the natural crease line that occurs 1 cm above the eyelashes. The
incisions might extend into the crow’s feet ora laughter lines at the outer corners of your eyes.
Working through the incisions your surgeon will separate the skin from the subcutaneous layers and
remove excess fat and trim sagging muscle and skin. The incisions will then be closed with very fine
This procedure usually lasts for about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Care After Surgery:
After surgery, you should rest quietly with head elevated. Oral medications will help with pain and
discomfort. The doctor will also prescribe an antibiotic to prevent infection. Instructions to follow for
several days, includes: proper way to clean your eyes, use of cold compresses to minimize swelling, use
of lubricating eye drops, head elevation, no makeup, no alcohol, no television, and no contact lenses.
You should also limit activities for a few days.
Stitches will be removed about a week after surgery. Bruising and swelling will continue to gradually
subside after stitches are removed. Bruising usually disappears within 7-10 days duration. Sunglasses
and protective sun block are required for several weeks. Normal activities can resume after about 10
days, though strenuous activities such as lifting, bending and exercise can resume after about three
weeks. Most patients are back to work within 1-2 weeks.
This surgery help improves baggy skin under the eyes, sinking upper eyelids or drooping eyelashes
that impair vision.
We guarantee quality service and satisfying results of the operation but in cases of surgical
corrections, patient can assure a free of charge revision.
Risks and complications:
Complications are rare; however there are risks associated with any medical procedure. Possible
complications include: infection, bleeding (rare) but can cause loss of vision, prominence of the scars,
asymmetry in healing or scarring, dryness, decrease sensation in the eyelid, difficulty closing the eyes,
or any reaction to anesthesia and in rare instances blindness. You can help minimize certain risks by
following the advice and instructions of your plastic surgeon, both before and after your eyelid
Types of anesthesia use:
General anesthesia or local with sedation
Upper blepharoplasty can be performed on an out patient basis or in the hospital under local or
general anesthesia. You and your surgeon will discuss preferences.
Preparation prior to surgery:
Medical history assessment (any allergies, serious medical condition and all medications
taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical examination, and laboratory tests will be
performed during consultation.
Avoid smoking for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes with circulation
and will greatly affect healing process.
Stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and throughout your recovery period.
Taking any medications should be avoided such as hormones, anticoagulants, anabolic
steroids and supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating medical factors prior to
surgery, and also avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as
they can increase bleeding.