Eyelid lift surgery is performed to correct problems of sagging skin over the eye and bags under the eye due to sun damage, aging or genetics. An incision is used for upper lid surgery which is hidden within the natural fold of the upper eyelid. Because the incision follows the contour of the upper eyelid, it will be well camouflaged when it is healed.
Two approaches are used when performing blepharoplasty surgery: one uses an external incision hidden below the lower lashes, and the other is performed from inside the lower lid and is called a transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty. Excess skin, muscle and fat are removed. Fat may also be redistributed to eliminate puffiness or bulges. Your age and the extent of the fatty deposits you have will determine which approach is used. Recovery usually involves some swelling and bruising which may resolve as quickly as seven to ten days. In some cases mild swelling may persist for several weeks.