Perhaps nothing in facial cosmetic surgery does so much for the patient for so little as eyelid surgery. The operations are relatively short in duration, the incisions practically invisible, and the results predictably good. Although all operations have risks, those of eyelid surgery are decidedly uncommon. The satisfaction rate is extremely high with a very short convalescence, little pain, and observable results almost immediately.
Nevertheless, a thorough understanding of the operation is required. Patients need to know what the operation will not accomplish as well as what it will. Although the recovery is brief, knowing precisely what is to be expected makes for a less stressful convalescence. Furthermore, there are numerous variations on eyelid surgery that may be applied depending upon the specific needs of the patient.
What causes aging around the eyes?
Can excess skin be corrected without surgery?
What are the risks of eyelid surgery?
About the procedure…
What does the operation (blepharoplasty) accomplish?
How is upper eyelid surgery performed specifically?
Is surgery and laser resurfacing ever done together?
How is surgery of the lower eyelid performed specifically?