Dr. Parakh performs eyelid surgery with the patient under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with mild sedation. The surgery typically takes 1-2 hours and is an outpatient procedure.
As mentioned above, upper eyelid surgery and lower eyelid surgery can be performed by themselves or combined, depending on what your specific aesthetic goals are. This will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Parakh. The goal of the procedure is to remove or reposition excess tissue and to reinforce the surrounding muscles and tendons.
Upper eyelid surgery is designed to correct sagging or puffy skin. Dr. Parakh will make an incision in the natural crease of the eyelid so she can remove fat and excess skin, as well as tighten the muscles. Upper eyelid drooping can interfere with vision, and many patients find that they can see much better after this procedure. Lower eyelid surgery is designed to improve bags and bulges beneath the eyes, as well as lower eyelids that are being “pulled down” and showing the whites under the iris. Dr. Parakh will make an incision either underneath the eyelash line or inside the lower eyelids. Fat will then be removed.