Goal: Removal of the excess eyelid skin and prominent periorbital fat pads of the upper and lower eyelids. Both upper and lower eyelids can be treated together or separately.
Surgical technique: After precise preoperative markings, eliptical excision of the excess skin of the upper lid is performed, together with the muscle strip excision and removal of the fat pad if necessary. Subciliary incision of the lower lid is placed without cutting lashes and in case there is no skin excess, lower eyelid fat pads can be removed only through the transconjuctival approach, without external scars.
Duration and anesthesia: This procedure is performed under local anesthesia, with or without sedation, upper eyelids in 30 and lower within 45 minutes.
Recovery: Ice bags are applied few hours after the operation and cold cammomile gauzes next few days to reduce swelling. Stitches are removed in 5-6 days.
Rare complications: Eyelid swelling and bruises which could last 5-7 days. Inability to close eye fully or epiphora are temporary disorders