Eyelid Surgery

Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC -  - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC

Ophthalmology & Eye Surgery located in Trappe, Blue Bell, Spring House, Hatboro, Bethlehem, & Levittown, PA

Eyelid surgery is an effective way of removing the drooping parts of your eyelids that are affecting your vision. The outstanding eye surgeons at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC, have the specialist skills to carry out a surgical procedure called blepharoplasty, which corrects drooping eyelids and restores your vision. If you live in the greater Philadelphia area, including Trappe, Blue Bell, Spring House, Hatboro, Bethlehem, and Levittown, Pennsylvania, or the counties of Montgomery, Bucks, or Northampton, schedule an appointment online or by phone today to learn more about eyelid surgery and if it’s right for you.

Eyelid Surgery Q & A

What is eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure your eye surgeon carries out to correct drooping eyelids that are obstructing your vision. Cosmetic surgeons also perform eyelid surgery as an aesthetic procedure, but the focus at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC when it comes to eye surgery is on improving each patient’s eyesight.

If you’re having problems seeing clearly because of your drooping eyelids, schedule an appointment with a member of the team at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC. Your provider can assess your suitability during the consultation by examining your eyes, and explain to you what’s involved in the surgery.

What happens during eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure, requiring only a local anesthetic to numb your eyelids and ensure you remain comfortable during the operation. Your eye surgeon carries out the eyelid surgery by:

  • Making an incision along the crease of your eyelid
  • Removing fat deposits from under the skin
  • Removing any excess skin
  • Lifting and repositioning remaining tissue
  • Checking that the eyelids can function properly
  • Suturing the skin

You can have eyelid surgery on your upper or lower eyelids.

What happens after my eyelid surgery?

Once your eye surgeon has finished the procedure, you can rest comfortably until the anesthetic wears off, then return home. You shouldn’t drive after eyelid surgery, so arrange for someone to take you home.

Your eyelids are going to feel sore and tender for a few days, so use pain-killing, anti-inflammatory medication if you feel too uncomfortable. Your skin may feel tight at first, and there may be some swelling for a couple of days. Cold compresses can help, and you should keep your head higher than your feet when you lay down to reduce inflammation.

Make sure you follow the instructions your provider gives you to optimize your recovery, and don’t try to do too much for the first week to 10 days. You need to arrange to take time off work to ensure you don’t push yourself too hard during the early stages of the healing process.

Eyelid surgery is an effective way of solving the problem of drooping eyelids, so if your eyelids are interfering with your vision, call Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC or schedule an appointment online today.