What to Expect On The Day of Eyelid Surgery
Surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis under IV sedation or general anesthesia and can be structured to focus on the correction of cosmetic issues affecting the upper and/or lower eyelids.
Depending on what you are having done, your experience may vary slightly from another patient’s but in general, this is what you can expect. Dr. Saadat will make the incision lines in locations to ensure the resultant scars are well concealed within your eyelid’s natural creases and structure. For your upper eyelid, the correction will be made using an incision in the crease of your eyelid, which also allows for the removal or repositioning of fat deposits, muscle tightening, and excess skin removal. If you need corrections to your lower eyelid, the incision is typically made just below your lash line. By placing the incision here, Dr. Saadat can remove any excess skin, remove or reposition excess fat, and you’ll have a more natural-looking appearance when healed. In some circumstances, an incision can be made on the inside of the lower eyelid, this technique is called a transconjunctival incision. Much like the other technique for your lower eyelid, it allows Dr. Saadat to correct any conditions and remove or redistribute the excess fat, however, no skin will be removed. Once he is finished, Dr. Saadat will close the incisions using sutures or skin glue.
Your procedure can last anywhere between one and three hours but is typically a shorter procedure compared to other surgeries.