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Are You Put to Sleep for Blepharoplasty?

By kep2020 August 20, 2020

Blepharoplasty surgery corrects drooping upper eyelids or puffy bags below the eyes. It is performed by removing fat and excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. This popular aesthetic procedure can dramatically improve the appearance of the face, resulting in a more youthful, rested, and alert look.

Blepharoplasty can help treat:

  • Puffiness in the upper eyelids
  • Loose skin that hangs down from the upper eyelids
  • Excess skin that hides the natural fold of the upper eyelid
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelids
  • Puffy bags under the eyes

Many patients are interested in knowing if they will be put to sleep for blepharoplasty surgery. To keep you comfortable during your procedure, you will be given either local or general anesthesia. Local anesthesia numbs the eyelid and surrounding area, while keeping you sedated but awake during surgery. General anesthesia keeps you asleep throughout the entire procedure.

If the upper eyelids are being treated, incisions will be made along the natural creases of the upper eyelids. These incisions extend from the upper inner corners of the eyelids to the crow’s feet region. Dr. Perman will then remove excess skin, muscle and fat as necessary.

For traditional lower blepharoplasty, Dr. Perman will typically make an incision along the lash line and natural smile creases of the lower lid. Excess fat, muscle and skin are then trimmed away.

Lower eyelid puffiness caused by excess fat may be corrected with either of two basic blepharoplasty techniques, an incision made along the inside surface of the eyelid (transconjunctival) or a skin incision placed just below the lashes.

If you are considering blepharoplasty in Gainesville, the first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Perman. During your visit, Dr. Perman will go over your medical history and evaluate any excess skin or fat around your eyelid area, the position of your eyebrows and the muscles around your eyelids. If you decide to have eyelid surgery and Dr. Perman thinks that you are a good candidate, he will discuss the surgery and recovery details with you at that time.

Contact Kevin Perman, MD today!