What to Expect: Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids.

Blepharoplasty Candidate

  • You’re physically healthy
  • You don’t smoke
  • You have a positive outlook with realistic goals
  • You don’t have any serious eye conditions
  • You’re experiencing functional problems or impaired vision
  • Loose or sagging eyelid skin

The Consultation

During your blepharoplasty consultation, be prepared to discuss:

  • Why you want the surgery, your expectations, and desired outcomes
  • Medical conditions, drug allergies, and medical treatments
  • Use of current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drug use
  • Previous surgeries
  • Photos

The Recovery

  • You will have bruising and swelling around the eyes
  • Irritation and dry eyes are possible
  • You will receive oral medications and ointments for pain and swelling after the surgery
  • Cold compresses will help to decrease swelling

Tips for Healing

  • It’s important to avoid the sun while healing from your blepharoplasty surgery
  • Wear sunglasses while outside until your healing process is complete
  • Continue with follow up visits and instructions from your plastic surgeon