Blepharoplasty

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Blepharoplasty is a procedure in which fat is removed, along with excess skin and muscle, from the upper and lower eyelids. Dr. Bozdech will make incisions following the natural lines of your eyelids in order to hide any potential scarring. This is done under local anesthesia which means that you will not be put asleep but a freezing needle will be used instead for the eyelids. Next, the skin is separated from the fatty tissues and muscle with excess fat  is removed. Sometimes the levator muscle must be resected and advanced. The incision is closed with very fine sutures.
                 
After the surgery Dr.Bozdech will apply an antibiotic ointment to the wound. You will be instructed to use a cold compress for the operated area to reduce swelling and stretching of the lid skin. The stitches are removed in the office about one week after the surgery.
                     
Most common complications of blepharoplasty include minor bleeding and bruising. Rare complications include eyelid asymmetry, undesirable scarring, small lid lump formation, antibiotic ointment reaction, anesthetic reaction and infection. Extremely rare complication could result in visiual loss.  As with any surgery unforseeable circumstances can occur despite the fact that this is normally a very safe and repeatable procedure.