Eyelid Surgery FAQ

What is eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery can improve excess skin, tissue, and fat to reveal a more youthful appearing eye. Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both in order to create a more youthful contour to the eyelid area.

What can I expect after eyelid surgery?

After eyelid surgery, you can expect to have some mild bruising and swelling since the eyelids have relatively thin skin and can be more sensitive. The bruising and swelling typically lasts 1-2 weeks, and should improve with time. You may have a pinkish tone to the incision site, which will fade to a thin, white line over time. Eyelid procedures are very easily camouflaged with the use of eye glasses/sunglasses. You may experience sensitivity to light and your eyes may be slightly drier than usual. This will be alleviated with the use of artificial tears, and will subside after your initial healing period.