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Eyelift

Posted On: 05-27-2015
Eyelift

What is an Eyelift?

During an eyelift, sagging or droopy eyelids are corrected through removal of excess muscle, fat and skin.

Also Known As:

  • Eye surgery
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Plastic surgery

Conditions Treated with an Eyelift:

An eyelift is utilized in cases of impaired vision and baggy or puffy skin located on the upper or lower eyelid.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to an Eyelift:

There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to an eyelift.

Anesthesia with an Eyelift:

An eyelift is performed with local anesthesia and sedation.

Potential Complications from an Eyelift:

Possible risks following an eyelift include dry eyes, infection, scarring, irritation and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience temporary eye bruising, blurred vision, light sensitivity and numbness. In very rare cases, bleeding behind the eye can occur, leading to blindness.

Prognosis after an Eyelift:

The prognosis for a positive end result following an eyelift is good. However, sagging skin may return.

Recovery from an Eyelift:

Total recovery from an eyelift takes a few days to a week.

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