Eyelid Surgery: Blepharoplasty Frequently Asked Questions
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – EYELID SURGERY
Q: How does a person get rid of the constant “puffiness” under the eyes?
A: A lower blepharoplasty (lower eyelid surgery) can get rid of the pockets of fat that can cause the puffiness.
Q: Is there any way to alleviate the heavy feeling of the eyes that make it difficult to hold the eyes open?
A: Yes, upper eyelid surgery can alleviate the “heaviness” that people feel around their eyes when the excess skin of the eyelid weighs down on them.
Q: Where is the incision for eyelid surgery?
A: The incision for upper eyelid surgery is hidden within the natural fold of the upper eyelid and extends slightly beyond the outside corner. For the lower eyelid, the incision is also hidden but below the lower eyelashes.
Q: How long do I need to take off from work after eyelid surgery?
A: It is suggested that you take off 3-5 days from work after eyelid surgery but refrain from strenuous activity for up to one month after the surgery.