Eyelid rejuvenation, or blepharoplasty, is an outpatient surgical procedure designed to correct loose, sagging skin and/or puffiness of the upper and lower eyelids. Learning the procedure details can assist those who are considering an eyelid rejuvenation and have no idea what to expect.

Before any surgical corrections are made, board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Lee Ann Klausner will numb the area with an injectable localized numbing agent. In addition, she will provide intravenous medication to help you relax during the surgery.

Many of the techniques and details of the surgery will depend on the procedure itself. For those opting for both upper and lower eyelid lifts, Dr. Klausner will likely start with the upper eyelids first, removing excess skin and fat before closing the incision hidden in the natural crease of the eyelid.

Overall, an eyelid rejuvenation should take less than a couple of hours, keeping in mind that the exact duration will vary for each patient.

For some basics on what to expect during the recovery, see our blog discussing this aspect of the process. To talk directly with Dr. Klausner, contact our New York office to make an appointment for a private consultation.