Blepharoplasty is an outpatient surgical procedure done under conscious sedation (“twilight”) and local anesthetic. You will not have any significant pain during or after the procedure. After the excess skin is removed, the eyelid is sutured together. The whole procedure takes a little over 30 minutes to perform. Patients typically experience temporary bruising and swelling of the eyelids for several days after surgery. Sutures are removed after 10-14 days.
The scar from this procedure is very faint and it is hidden in the crease of the eyelid and ultimately invisible to the naked eye. Skin may reaccumulate over your lifetime and some patients choose to have the procedure repeated (over time).