Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure to enhance the appearance of the upper and/or lower eyelids. It can improve drooping or sagging eyelids and remove excess fat, skin, and muscle from the area to give a more youthful look. Blepharoplasty can also help correct age-related issues such as vision loss due to increased skin on the upper lid. At the office of Dr. Sean R. Weiss of Metairie, LA, men, and women considering this treatment can learn more about it and determine if they are a proper candidate for this or other facial surgeries.
What Can I Expect From the Blepharoplasty Surgery?
This procedure can be performed with either local anesthesia or general anesthesia, depending on your preference. Most blepharoplasty procedures are outpatient procedures that take about one hour to complete. During this time, Dr. Sean R. Weiss will make small incisions in the area of your eyelids to remove excess fat and skin. He may also make minor adjustments to the muscles around your eyes if necessary. After the procedure, you can expect some swelling and bruising. Dr. Weiss will provide detailed instructions for post-operative care to help ensure optimal healing and results.
What Is the Recovery Time Like After Blepharoplasty?
After your surgery, you may experience swelling and bruising around the eyes, which should subside after several days. The results of blepharoplasty can take several weeks to notice as the swelling subsides and the final changes are clearly seen! Most patients are able to return home within a few hours following their surgery. You should plan on having someone drive you home or arrange transportation due to the effects of anesthesia. After your procedure, most people experience significant swelling, bruising, and redness that lasts several days after surgery. However, these symptoms should gradually subside over the next week.
Am I a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty Surgery?
To determine candidacy for this and other facial plastic surgeries, it is strongly encouraged that you book a consultation appointment with a board-certified facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist to obtain the most accurate information and receive the best care possible for your upcoming procedure. Call Dr. Sean Weiss of Metairie, LA, at (504) 814-3223 to schedule an appointment with our friendly front office team for a consultation.