The eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can correct droopy upper eyelids or sagging and puffy lower eyelids by removing excess skin, muscle and fat. The procedure will give you a more youthful and rested appearance and may help with widening of visual fields in certain patients. This is usually performed under local anesthesia if performed alone but general anesthesia may be required if combined with other procedures. It is usually an outpatient procedure. The incisions are made along the natural lines of your eyelids. For the lower eyelids, and incision may be made inside the lid to remove the excess fat without an external incision.
Bruising and swelling will last 7 to 10 days and most patients will return to social activities in 10 to 14 days. Eye-make up can be used within 5 days and contact lens can be worn in 3 days.
For eyelid surgery in Honolulu, Hawaii contact board certified plastic surgeon Carl de los Reyes.