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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Eyelid Surgery

What is eyelid surgery?

The medical term for an eyelid lift is blepharoplasty. This procedure can remove puffiness or bags under the eyes. It can also correct droopy eyelids.

In this procedure, Dr. Bedri surgically removes excess fat, muscle, and skin from both the upper and lower eyelids to redefine the shape of the eye.


Who are candidates for eyelid surgery?

Candidates for eyelid surgery are men and women who meet the following criteria:

  • Physically healthy
  • Psychologically stable
  • Realistic in their expectations
  • Some medical conditions make eyelid surgery more risky, including, but not limited to, the following:
  • Thyroid problems
  • Dry eyes
  • Lack of sufficient tears
  • High blood pressure
  • Circulatory disorders
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Detached retina
  • Glaucoma

About the procedure

Although each procedure varies, eyelid surgeries generally cover the following considerations:

  • Anesthetic options may include:
    • General anesthesia
    • Local anesthesia, combined with a sedative (allows the patient to remain awake, but relaxed) for adults
  • Average length of procedure:
    • Several hours or longer
    • Some possible short-term side effects of surgery:
    • Eyelids may feel tight
    • Eyelids may feel sore

 

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