As the focal point of our faces, eyes are indeed the “windows to the soul.” Sadly, though, as our faces lose elasticity and begin to age, one of the first things to happen is a drooping or hooding of the eyelids, or puffy eyebags begin to form underneath the eyes. Besides making you look older and tired, the condition can sometimes become so bad that it interferes with your vision.
To combat this condition and restore a more youthful appearance, we perform a blepharoplasty, or an eyelid lift. Under most circumstances, blepharoplasty
can be performed on an outpatient basis with local anesthesia, but may also be performed under moderate sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s preference.
The procedure itself averages between one to two hours, and most patients can go home after the procedure. Generally speaking, patients return to work within a week, and are able to perform normal activities after about 10 days. There may be some bruising around the eye area, but it can be easily camouflaged with makeup.