Eyelid surgery is performed to restore a more youthful appearance to the upper and lower eyelids. Many patients have excess skin or bags (fatty deposits) of the eyelids which leads to a more tired appearance. By removing this extra skin and fat, the eye area can be rejuvenated. Dr. Simon frequently performs eyelid surgery in the office under local anesthetic with minimal downtime.
Every patient is given a gel ice pack to use for the first 48 hrs. after surgery to maximize comfort and minimize swelling. In addition, Dr. Simon uses absorbable sutures which disappear in about five days. This will eliminate the need for uncomfortable suture removal and assure the best possible healing. Most patients having upper and lower eyelid surgery will have their procedure done in an ambulatory surgery center with intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.
Patients will be instructed to rest the evening after surgery and keep their head elevated. You may experience increasing tearing or dryness for several days after surgery.