Upper Blepharoplasty is a Powerful Procedure
Upper blepharoplasty is a relatively straightforward procedure that can have a huge impact on facial appearance. With aging, patients develop some loose skin of the upper eyelids and sometimes the skin rests on the eyelashes. This gives an aged appearance and often makes patients look tired. The procedure, which can be done with local anesthesia only in some cases, involves removing a crescent of excess skin of the upper eyelid and often removal of some protruding fat. It is often done in combination with other facial surgery such as facelifting but is a very effective procedure when done by itself. The scars are usually minimally noticeable, and they can be hidden in the natural creases of the eyelid. More advanced procedures can be done in conjunction with this procedure such as eyelid drooping (Ptosis) repair, internal brow lifting and even fat transfer. In general, plastic surgeons have gone a bit more conservative with this procedure to avoid the overly operated appearance.
Recovery is about 1 week, and sutures are usually removed at that time frame. You can start wearing makeup in about 2 weeks. Most patients report looking refreshed rather than having had a cosmetic surgery procedure. Friends and family frequently cannot detect the telltale signs of surgery after a few weeks. It is perhaps one of the single most powerful cosmetic procedures performed on the face.