Eyelid Surgery Frequently Asked Questions
What is laser eyelid surgery?
Traditionally, eyelid surgery is performed with a knife or scalpel. With laser eyelid surgery, Dr. Tandon uses a CO2 laser to cut and remove the excess skin and fatty deposits. Laser eyelid surgery is much more precise than traditional surgery, patients experience less swelling and bruising, and recovery is much faster.
Does eyelid surgery hurt?
Dr. Tandon will administer a local anesthesia before your procedure, so you won’t feel anything during the surgery except some pressure. Afterwards, you may feel some discomfort, but this should subside in a few days to a week.
Is eyelid surgery safe?
Absolutely. Dr. Tandon has 28+ years’ experience performing eye surgeries, including blepharoplasty. Of course, there are risks with any surgery, but Dr. Tandon will be sure to discuss these with you during your free consultation.
Can eyelid surgery get rid of wrinkles around my eyes?
Yes. By removing excess skin, most wrinkles and fine lines will diminish. However, it is important to have realistic expectations for your surgical results. Eyelid surgery will help with some, or most, wrinkles caused by drooping, sagging or puffy skin.
Can eyelid surgery get rid of dark circles?
It depends. If your dark circles are genetic, then no. However, if your dark circles are caused by puffy or bulging fatty deposits under the lower eyelid, then blepharoplasty may help diminish their appearance.
Am I a candidate for eyelid surgery?
If you are concerned about drooping, sagging or puffy eyelids, you may be a candidate for eyelid surgery. The best candidates are those with excellent health and realistic expectations for their surgical results. Patients with serious eye conditions like glaucoma or dry eyes may not be eligible. Only a qualified surgeon can tell you for sure if you’re a candidate for surgery and whether it’s a good option for you.
Will I have visible scars?
Most patients experience little to no scarring. Your surgeon will work with the natural folds and creases of your eyelids to mask incisions made during the procedure. However, even if you do have scars after the procedure, they will not be noticeable unless you look for them.