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One of the telltale signs of aging is droopy eyelids. Many people have reconstructive surgery to their eyelids. Eyelid surgery, formally called blepharoplasty, is typically performed by a cosmetic surgeon. People who normally have this procedure have baggy or puffy eyes or excess skin on the upper and lower eyelid that causes eyes to droop and interfere with vision. These issues can be corrected with blepharoplasty. The surgeon removes the excess skin as well as muscle and fat which tightens the look of the skin and takes away the bagginess. This is considered to be a cosmetic surgery, so most insurance plans do not cover this.

Eyelid surgery in Oklahoma is typically performed on an outpatient basis in a surgery center or hospital setting. The surgery usually takes about two hours to complete. The patient is given a local anesthesia to numb the eye area. They are also given a mildly sedative “twilight” drug through intravenous methods. This helps the patient to feel relaxed during the surgery. On rare occasions patients receive general anesthesia, especially if multiple operations are being performed. During the surgery, the excess skin is removed as well as some muscle and fatty tissue. The skin is closed, after this procedure is performed on both the upper and lower eyelids.

After the procedure is completed, the patient is usually monitored in a recovery room to be sure there are no complications a couple hours after surgery. They are able to go home that same day for the remainder of their recovery. The eyelid and part of the eye is lubricated with ointment to prevent dryness from occurring in the eye. This can be a bit uncomfortable and cause blurry vision.

The puffiness caused by inflammation will be present for about three days. Most surgeons recommend using ice packs to reduce the swelling. Bruising most often occurs after this procedure, and can take about a week or longer to disappear. It is important to not return to normal activities for about a week or longer if the doctor recommends. A follow up appointment is typically scheduled days after the procedure to make sure everything is doing well in terms of healing. If a patient will be going outside, they should wear sunglasses to protect their eyes. This is a common surgery performed on many people, and generally has a great result with a youthful appearance after healing has occurred.

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