Can lower blepharoplasty be done under local anesthesia?
Typically, your lower eyelid surgery may be performed in the office under local anesthesia. The procedure takes approximately one to two hours, depending on the type of procedure performed.
Can you be awake for lower blepharoplasty?
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However, such a technique is only applicable for lower eyelid surgery and prevents any excess skin from being removed, and is therefore not always an option. Because of the sensitivity of the eyelid area, general anesthesia is often used for eyelid surgery.
How long does lower blepharoplasty surgery take?
Your blepharoplasty procedure will take approximately two hours if Dr. Gartside operates on both of your eyes. You will be able to return home when it is finished, but because you will have been anesthetized, you will need to arrange for a friend or family member to drive you.
Do you need general anesthesia for blepharoplasty?
In other practices, blepharoplasty is often performed under general anesthesia. With general anesthesia, the patient will be completely asleep and unaware of the surroundings, and will not respond to any stimuli.
What type of anesthesia is used for lower blepharoplasty?
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty can be performed in the office under local anesthesia. However, most lower eyelid blepharoplasty is performed in the outpatient surgery center under a twilight (MAC) anesthesia. Given the length and nature of the procedure, MAC anesthesia is usually more comfortable for the patient.
Does a lower Bleph hurt?
There may be some swelling and bruising, but most people do not experience much pain. Application of ice packs and elevating your head can help reduce swelling and speed up recovery.
What happens during lower blepharoplasty?
How blepharoplasty is done. During blepharoplasty, the surgeon cuts along the creases of your eyelids to trim sagging skin and muscle and remove excess fat. After the excess tissue is removed, your surgeon joins the skin with tiny stitches.
Do they put you to sleep for under eye surgery?
Eye muscle surgery requires either general anesthesia or local anesthesia to provide adequate pain control. General anesthesia, which puts the whole body “to sleep” and eliminates the possibility of movement, is commonly used.
How do I prepare for lower blepharoplasty?
A day before the scheduled lower eyelid procedure, the patient should wash their hair thoroughly to help minimize infection risks. They should refrain from consuming alcohol for at least 48 hours prior to the surgery. They should rest well and sleep early on the night before the surgery.
Why do my eyes look smaller after blepharoplasty?
The eyes appear asymmetrical
Having mismatched or asymmetrical eyelids after blepharoplasty is a common mistake that can occur with Eye Lid surgery. It can occur due to the tissues having been over-excited – or simply due to natural changes in the way each eye responded to surgery or to healing processes.