Eyelid surgery details
Eyelid surgery can be done under local anesthesia or general anesthesia and takes 1 to 2 hours. With upper eyelid surgery, your surgeon will carefully make the incisions within the natural creases of the eyelids. Fatty deposits will then be removed or re-adjusted.
Excess skin will also be removed, and the muscles will be tightened. The incisions will then be closed with sutures. With lower eyelid surgery, your surgeon will make incisions within the lower eyelids or below the eyelash line.
No excess skin is removed during lower eyelid surgery, but if you need more volume in the area, we may recommend a fat transplant. Many patients have both their upper and lower eyelids done at the same time to achieve optimal results.