Facts About Eye Tuck Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

November 17, 2013


An eyelid lift is usually done while you are awake. You will be given medicine to relieve anxiety. The surgeon will inject numbing medicine around the eye so you do not feel pain during the surgery.

The surgeon will make tiny cuts into the natural creases or folds of the eyelids, and then remove any loose skin and extra fat tissue. After tightening the eyelid muscles, the surgeon places stitches in the area.

Eyelid repair surgery rarely requires a hospital stay. The surgery is done in a surgeon’s office or as outpatient surgery in a medical center.

Risks of an eyelid lift may include:

Damage to eye or loss of vision. Difficulty closing the eyes while sleeping. Double or blurred vision. Swelling of the eyelids. Tiny whiteheads after stitches are removed. Slow healing. Uneven healing or scarring. Eyes may become smaller after surgery or one eye may become larger or smaller than the other.

It is important to keep in mind that there are no guarantees when it comes to cosmetic surgery. Like any medical procedure there are risks.