Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure that is typically performed under local anesthesia. If requested or if your blepharoplasty is done in combination with another surgery, general anesthesia is an option.
Following your surgery, you may experience pain, bruising, irritation, and swelling. Your doctor will recommend cold compresses and pain medication to make you comfortable. You should avoid strenuous activity such as exercise and heavy lifting to allow your body to heal.
Blepharoplasty can be performed in conjunction with procedures such as a brow lift, neck lift, or facelift for more comprehensive facial rejuvenation. During your consultation, Dr. Nelson may suggest combining a brow lift with your eyelid surgery depending on the amount of brow laxity, as this may affect the final results of your surgery.
As with any surgery, there will be scarring. For upper eyelid surgery, your scars will be hidden the folds of the eyelid, and for lower eyelid surgery, the scar will blend with the lash line. Dr. Nelson will make these scars as inconspicuous as possible, and the scars will fade with time.
Blepharoplasty offers long-lasting results. In some cases, eyelid surgery provides permanent results; however, blepharoplasty does not prevent subsequent aging. It is recommended that you protect yourself from the sun and maintain a healthy lifestyle to help preserve your results.
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