Eyelid lift surgery or blepharoplasty has become quite popular among Americans, even surpassing tummy tucks and facelifts in older age groups. Eyelid surgery is usually done to correct upper eyelid hooding, as well as bags beneath the lower eyelid. Traditionally, patients have been put to sleep during eyelid lift surgery, but some surgeons are now doing the procedure without general anesthesia.
About eyelid Lift
An eyelid lift often involves the removal of redundant skin from the upper eyelids. This is done to eliminate the problem of hooding or droopy eyelids, which can often impair vision. Sagging bags below the lower lids tends to make you look old or tired all the time. Surgery can also correct dark undereye circles, and puffiness around the eyes. An eyelid lift willalso make the eyes look more alert, and give the face a more youthful appearance.
When eyelid lift surgery is performed without general anesthesia patients are awake and know what’s going on, but they don’t feel any discomfort. It’s the ideal solution for men and women who prefer not to go under general anesthesia. The procedure can be done with local anesthesia and sedation, and lasts for about 30 minutes.
During surgery, an incision is made along the natural fold of the eyelid. The incision is usually very small, and there is therefore minimal scarring. The surgeon will remove excess skin and fat, and then close the incision. Patients may experience some post-operative discomfort, but this usually clears within a few days. Patients can then resume regular activities.
Having an eyelid lift done without general anesthesia is a very safe alternative, as there are few side effects. Also, the use of local anesthesia makes it possible for other cosmetic procedures to be done, such as a brow lift.