The fine lines at the corners of the eyes (crow's feet), bags and shadowing under the lower lids, as well as the excess droopy skin of the upper and lower lids, all contribute to an aged, tired, worn look to the eyes and face. Cosmetic eyelid surgery removes the excess fat and wrinkled, drooping skin of the upper eyelids, it also eliminates bags under the eyes and tightens the lower eyelid skin. The result is a brighter, more alert and rested appearance.
Eyelid surgery is performed on adults of all ages. Some people have eyelid surgery to correct problems that are a result of aging, while others have inherited traits that cause them to seek treatment as early as their 20s or 30s.
For upper eyelid surgery an incision generally is hidden within the natural fold of the upper eyelid, for lower eyelid surgery an incision is hidden just below the lower lashes.
Frequently local anesthesia is used for patients undergoing eyelid surgery. You probably will be permitted to go home in a few hours after the surgery.
During the first days following the surgery patients will see swelling and bruising. These symptoms disappear within seven to ten days but can vary from patient to patient.