Blepharoplasty, or an eyelid lift, can be performed on either the upper or lower eyelid to open the eye and eliminate the appearance of sleepiness. Recovery takes about a week and the scar will fade over time.View transcript
Eyelid lifts, or blepharoplasty, which we perform on both the upper and lower eyelid, are frequently the first operations that women will have. The upper eyelid operation, in particular, is relatively short and can open the eye quite a bit; getting rid of the sleepy hooded look as your eyelids tend to drop over time. It's a small incision that sits in the eyelid crease itself. The recovery time is only about a week, and the scar is completely hidden because it's in the crease itself. During upper blepharoplasty, a small incision is made in the crease of the eyelid itself, skin and a small strip of muscle are removed, generally a very small amount of fat may be removed at the same time, and the skin is then re-sewn closed with sutures. The sutures stay in for about a week. The bruising and swelling are generally gone within the week. Upper eyelid surgery will dramatically open the eye and make patients seem less sleepy and more alert.