Eyelid surgery, known as blepharoplasty, reduces the signs of aging.
Eyelid surgery, known as blepharoplasty, reduces the signs of aging, including puffiness in upper and lower eyelids, and eyelid drooping, which can also interfere with peripheral vision. Excess tissue such as skin and fat are removed or repositioned, and surrounding muscles and tendons may be reinforced.
Surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis. Most patients experience some swelling and bruising that usually resolves in seven to ten days. Cold compresses can help minimize discomfort. Ophthalmic ointments help healing and moisten dry eyes.