Dr. Bender can perform eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty, which corrects sagging eyelids, bags or pouches beneath the eyes, as well as excess folds around the eyes. This surgical procedure involves the removal of excess skin and fat on upper and lower eyelids and can be performed in conjunction with other surgical procedures including facelifts, eyebrow and forehead lifts. Blepharoplasty can be done under general anesthesia (with you asleep) or under IV Sedation. Both are very comfortable options. Pre-medication is utilized prior to surgery to decrease swelling after the operation.
Dr. Bender is very careful when making the incision in the upper eye lid, the incision is very thin and follows the natural contour of the eye, ensuring that the scarring will be minimal and well hidden. In some cases, the lower eye lid will also need to be addressed, but the same procedure is used when correcting the lower lid.
Initially, drying of the eyes can occur after blepharoplasty. This condition can be alleviated with medication. In addition, you may be sensitive to bright light and wind for a period of time. Numbness and itching may also occur during the healing process. A final evaluation will occur within several months from the initial surgical procedure.