Blepharoplasty FAQs

Question: What are my chances of getting an infection following eyelid surgery?

Answer: Infection is a very rare complication for any facial surgery.

 

Question: Will the results I get from this cosmetic procedure be permanent?

Answer: Although results of blepharoplasty last longer than most other facial rejuvenation procedures, eyelids continue along the path of aging, with duration of results typically 7-10 years.

 

Question: Why do my eyelids sag?

Answer: Various tissues undergo changes in the eyelid area resulting in thinning and loss of skin tone, redistribution and alteration in volume of fatty tissue, laxity of the support tissues and the cumulative effects of gravity.

 

Question: Will the scars from blepharoplasty surgery be permanent?

Answer: Yes, but very concealed.

 

Question: Will I have to stay overnight at the hospital?

Answer: No. The procedures are outpatient. In fact, the upper eyelid surgery can usually be done in our office.

 

Question: Will my eyes be black and blue after blepharoplasty surgery?

Answer: To a variable extent there is bruising and swelling.

 

Question: What is the recovery time following eyelid surgery? How soon could I return to work?

Answer: Upper eyelid surgery lends itself to a speedy recovery with a quick return to work. Lower eyelid surgery results in swelling and bruising for several weeks, possibly requiring more time off work.

 

Question: Will my eyes be swollen shut when I wake up from my eyelid surgery?

Answer: If both upper and lower eyelids undergo surgery at the same sitting, then there may be sufficient swelling to result in lids being closed for the first several hours.

 

Question: I’m a smoker. Will this interfere with my eyelid surgery recovery progress?

Answer: It may interfere with healing. It is never a good idea to use nicotine products within 8 weeks of surgery.