Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty is a procedure to remove excess skin and fat tissue from the eye area.

  • Call Your Doctor

    After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

    • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
    • Redness, swelling, increasing pain, bleeding, or discharge from the incision site
    • Opening of any part of the incision
    • Excessive pain or redness of the eye
    • Any decrease or change in your vision
    • Any other problem or concern

    In case of an emergency, call for medical help right away.

  • Definition

    Blepharoplasty is a procedure to remove excess skin and fat tissue from the eye area.

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  • What to Expect

  • Reasons for Procedure

    Blepharoplasty can correct:

    • Drooping upper eyelids
    • Excess skin of the lower eyelids
    • Puffiness of the upper or lower eyelids

    This procedure can also create upper eyelid folds.

  • Possible Complications

    Complications are rare. But no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have blepharoplasty, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

    • Temporary blurred vision
    • Temporary swelling and bruising of the eyelids
    • Asymmetry in healing
    • Scarring
    • Difficulty closing eyes
    • Dry eyes
    • Red eye
    • Decrease or loss of vision
    • Reaction to anesthesia
    • Infection
    • Bleeding
    • Distortion of upper or lower eyelid position

    Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

    • Smoking
    • Thyroid problems
    • High blood pressure
    • Poor circulation
    • Diabetes
    • Glaucoma
    • Dry eyes or red eyes
    • Anatomy of the eye and the surrounding bone