Blepharoplasty

General Summary

Are concerned with excess skin on your upper eyelids, Dr. Lee can help you reach your goal to have youthful, bright, beautiful eyes!

An Upper Blepharoplasty or Upper Eyelid Lift removes the skin on the upper eyelid which gives you a younger appearance and makes putting on eye make-up easier.

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1. Consultation and Planning

When you come to a consultation at New Life Cosmetic Surgery Center, Dr. Lee will examine you and determine if you are a good candidate for an Upper Blepharoplasty. You will discuss how eyelid surgery works and you will be able to talk about a specific plan for your specific wants and desires.

2. Procedure

You will arrive at the office in the morning and be home in the afternoon.  This surgery is always done with IV conscious sedation and NOT general anesthesia.  Thus you will sleep through the entire procedure but be breathing on your own.  You do not need to be intubated.

3. Recovery

You will notice a difference immediately after surgery but you will be very swollen and the results will improve with time as the swelling goes down.  You can use ice packs to help with discomfort and swelling.

You should not lift anything heavier than a gallon of milk for at least 1 week after surgery. You should walk around immediately after surgery and NOT stay in bed. This is important to prevent blood clots. You may remove your outer dressing and shower 48 hours after surgery. You should eat a healthy diet and as much protein as possible to promote good healing.

Dr. Lee sees all the patients the next day after surgery. He will remove the bandages and you can shower after these bandages have been removed. You should not lift anything over 5 pounds in the first 2 weeks of recovery. However most patients return to work within 1 week, especially if they have light duty at work. You may drive and return to work when you are no long taking prescription pain medicine.

Remember that everyone is different. Recovery times and progression is not the same for everyone. The times stated are typical for healthy individuals healing from this surgery. The normal progression of healing may be different for those with health problems, smokers, and those who have unforeseen complications after surgery.

4. Results

After you are healed from eyelid surgery, people around you will not know what you have had done. You will often hear that you appear “well rested” or “bright eyed.” They often think you have a new hair color or a suntan. The eyelid lift will help you appear youthful and vibrant without looking operated on. Individual results may vary.

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