A blepharoplasty refers to the surgery of the eyelids in order to fix specific issues, whether they are hereditary or due to aging.
The procedure involves the upper lids, the lower lids or all four lids at the same time.
A blepharoplasty can be performed on its own or it can be combined with another kind of facial surgery (e.g. lifting).
The most common causes for a blepharoplasty are the following:
The intervention aims to correct these problems on the long term, by surgically removing excess skin and muscle as well as fatty protrusions, while naturally preserving the essential functions of the eyelids.
Local for 2 eyelids, general for all 4
1 to 2 hours
Edema and bruising
5 to 10 days
Significant improvement visible at day 15, final appearance at 3 months post-op
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