Eyelid Surgery Procedure and Recovery
Incisions to either the upper or lower eyelid are placed in a smoothly curved horizontal line so that the
scars fall naturally into the natural lines of the lids. In fact, the upper eyelid incision is often placed inside
the natural crease of the lid making it almost invisible.
Once the incisions are made, fat deposits can be removed or repositioned and the muscles can be
tightened, and excess skin removed. If the upper eyelid has sagged over the eye, the lift will correct
vision and the results can be a startling recovery of bright eyes and a youthful look.
Closing the incisions may be done with sutures or skin glue, whichever is more appropriate to the
During recovery, lubrication and cold compresses are often applied to help with swelling and bruising
discoloration (which should be minimal). Your recovery instructions need to be carefully followed and