I’m interested in upper eyelid surgery. I do best when I know exactly what’s going to happen, otherwise I get nervous. Could you please describe what happens on the day of the procedure?
An upper eyelid blepharoplasty is performed in the office with oral sedation and local anesthesia. The patient comes into the office and takes a combination of Lortab and Ativan. This provides pain relief and sedation. After approximately 1 hour, the upper eyelids are cleaned and marked out for incisions. The upper eyelids are then injected with local anesthetic. Incisions are made and the skin, and at times fat, is removed. The incisions are sutured. The patient applies ice in the office for about 30 minutes and is discharged home to continue icing and will followup the next day.
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