If you have excess sagging or wrinkled upper or lower eyelid skin, you may want to consider eyelid surgery, also known as a blepharoplasty, at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa. An eyelid lift can also be helpful if you have excess upper eyelid skin that interferes with vision, or if you have lost your natural upper eyelid crease.

An eyelid lift can also eliminate puffy pouches of fat in the upper or lower lids that create a tired or aged appearance. An eyelid lift produces a more youthful and rested appearance of the eyes. The procedure may also widen your visual fields if excessive upper lid skin has partially blocked vision.

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Eyelid surgery: What to expect

Blepharoplasty is done on an outpatient basis under sedation and local or general anesthesia. The incisions are made where the natural crease should be in the upper lids and below the lash line in the lower lids. Excess fat and skin are removed. If only excess fat is present in the lower lids, it may be removed through an incision inside the lower lids with no external incision or scar (transconjunctival blepharoplasty).

In either case, preoperative planning with your plastic surgeon will determine how the surgery will be performed. Imaging can be performed so that you can actually “see” what the result would look like with more or less correction.

How long is eyelid surgery recovery?

Most patients enjoy a quick and relatively pain-free recovery from eyelid lift surgery. While you’ll need to rest at home for a day or two, most likely you’ll be back to daily activities within 3-5 days. While you’ll look and feel “back to normal” in about 2 weeks, your body is continuing to heal, so aerobic exercise and strenuous activity will be off-limits for several weeks after surgery.

Your plastic surgeon will give you thorough instructions regarding your individual recovery process.

Schedule your free personal consultation

For more information or to schedule a free eyelid lift surgery consultation with our San Diego plastic surgeons, call or text La Jolla Cosmetic at (858) 452-1981 or contact us online. Our San Diego location is conveniently located near the 5 and 805 freeways.