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As you age or genetically, your eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken As a result, excess fat may gather above and below your eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids and bags under your eyes. Blepharoplasty is a type of surgery that repairs droopy eyelids, eye bags and dark circles by removing excess skin, muscle and fat. Surgery can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids or both and it is suitable for both men and women.

Procedure

The surgeon makes a small cut and remove excess skin, as well as muscle and sometimes fat. The surgeon usually cuts along the natural lines of your eyelids so no cicatrix (scar) is left.
The surgery lasts 1-3 hours. Unless the doctor says local anesthesia is applied.
The stitches are taken out in 3-7 days after the surgery.
Many people express satisfaction with the results of the surgery, such as a more rested and youthful appearance and more self-confidence. For some people, results of surgery may last a lifetime. For others, droopy eyelids may recur due to the aging or environmental effects.
As the surgery is performed on an outpatient basis. The patient can go home shortly after the doctor’s consent.

After Surgery

After surgery you may temporarily experience blurred vision from the lubricating ointment applied to your eyes, watering eyes, light sensitivity, puffy, numb eyelids, bruising similar to having black eyes.
The doctor will control you frequently in next two weeks. And you are likely suggested to take the following steps after surgery:

• Use ice packs on your eyes for 10 minutes every hour the night after surgery and the next day, four to five times throughout the day.
• Avoid rubbing your eyes, gently clean your eyelids and use prescribed eyedrops or ointments.
• Sleep with your head raised higher than your chest for a few days.
• Don’t put your contact lens for about two weeks after surgery.
• Avoid smoking, heavy lifting and swimming and strenuous activities, such as aerobics and jogging, for a week.
• Wear darkly tinted sunglasses to protect the skin of your eyelids from sun and wind.