The surgical procedure includes tiny incisions made in the natural contours of the eyelids, which should leave little to no visible scarring. The upper eyelids are usually operated on first to remove excess skin and fat, then the lower eyelids are completed to eliminate puffiness and excess skin folds. In some instances, laser technology, chemical peels, or Botox may be used to smooth lower eyelid areas.
Local or general (eyelid surgery alone can be done in the office)
Length of surgery
45 to 90 minutes
Length of stay
Outpatient (home the same day)