What type of anesthesia is usually used for blepharoplasty? Can it be performed with local?
An upper eyelid blepharoplasty can easily be performed under local anesthetic. Because we utilize an incision inside the lower eyelid, lower eyelid blepharoplasty is more comfortable under IV sedation and local. It is possible however to perform a lower eyelid blepharoplasty under local anesthesia in a motivated patient.
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