Eyelid Surgery

Alters drooping upper eyelid skin and the puffy bags below the eyes by removing excess fat, skin and muscle. General anesthesia or intravenous sedation and local anesthesia are used.

The patient may begin reading after about two to three days and can expect to return to work at approximately five to ten days. Use of contact lens may be resumed after two weeks (upon re-evaluation by the physician).

The patient should not consume alcohol after the surgery. More strenuous activities and alcohol consumption may be resumed after three weeks.

Bruising and swelling should be gone after several weeks. For some, this procedure will last several years and for others it may be permanent.