Blepharoplasty, either upper, lower or both, is performed under IV sedation. Drooping and fullness to the upper eyelid is common to both men and women, and “bagging” of the lower lid endows the face with a tired look.
Women often have trouble with makeup application with eyeliner and eyeshadow getting caked up in the redundant skin. Surgery is performed a little differently on the male eyelid and often a small amount of extra skin is left to leave a more natural look.
Although fat is often preserved or only lightly modified on the upper lid, the excess fat of the lower lid is either sculpted or transferred to the hollow area beneath. Pain is minimal. Sutures are removed about 5 days after the surgery and with a little makeup the patient can resume work in 7-10 days.