Blepharoplasty can be performed in outpatient or inpatient setting depending on the procedure. It takes around 1 to 2 hours. Upper eyelid and lower eyelid both can be treated at the same time if required.
Upper blepharoplasty is a procedure that eliminates excess skin and fat in the upper eyelid to correct eyelid hooding and helps get rid of crow’s feet appearance and other fine lines around the eyes. This surgery is performed under local anesthesia and an incision is made in the natural fold of the eyelid. The fat pockets are removed or repositioned while the excess skin is trimmed, removable sutures are used to close the incision.
On the other hand, lower blepharoplasty is done to provide a more awake and rejuvenated appearance by reducing the signs of puffiness and bags under the eyes. This procedure is also done under general anesthesia where an incision is made just below the lash line to remove or reposition the excess skin, muscles, or fatty tissues. In the end, removable sutures are used to close the incision.