Patients often inquire about procedures to rejuvenate their face. One of the simplist and most effective procedures to give a more youthful appearance is an upper eyelid lift or blepharoplasty.
One of the first telltale signs of aging is seen in the upper eyelids. Excess upper eyelid skin begins to hang over the eyelid crease giving a hooded and tired appearance to the upper eyelids. This problem can be compounded with excess fat causing the eyelid to appear heavy.
A blepharoplasty or upper eyelid lift incorporates an elliptical skin excision where the incision is carefully concealed in the upper eyelid crease (supratarsal crease). Redundant skin is removed and if necessary excess fat.
This procedure can be done in the office using only local anesthetic. Dr. Burns uses a microcannula to inject the local anesthesia making the procedure almost pain free. Electrocautery is used to control any bleeding which dramatically limits post procedure bruising. Sutures are placed and removed at the one week follow up.
Due to swelling and temporary blurry vision, patients will need a ride home from the procedure but will not require pain medication or antibiotics. Because eyelid skin is so vascular and thin, bruising can persist the first week but should rapidly diminish. Patients may experience temporary blurry vision from the local anesthetic and swelling the first day or so. For patients with dry eyes, a wetting solution can be used to moisten the eye.
*All patients are unique and results may vary