Blepharoplasty is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure performed to rejuvenate a patient’s eyelids. It is often done to reduce the skin that has started to sag around the eye and to improve the appearance in this area. Dr. Jordan Wallin and Dr. Brian Downs at Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery perform blepharoplasty to modify both the upper and lower eyelids.
Reasons Why Someone Opts for Blepharoplasty Surgery
There are several reasons why someone may opt for blepharoplasty including:
- Puffy eyelids that result in dark circles
- Excess/loose eyelid skin
- Heavy/droopy eyelids that make seeing difficult
Blepharoplasty is done on an outpatient basis with a combination of both local anesthesia and sometimes IV sedation. Recovery is usually minimal except some swelling and bruising around the eyes. Some patients do request pain medication, though most patients feel considerably better after a few days. Stitches either dissolve on their own or are removed a few days following surgery, and patients are usually back to work and daily activities within 7-10 days.
To learn more about blepharoplasty, or to schedule a consultation at Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery, please call (336) 716-4000.