In our practice, blepharoplasty is performed with intravenous LITE™ IV sedation, which permits patients to experience speedier recovery periods.
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty addresses problems of the eyelid crease, as well as extra skin that may be present on the eyelids. In some cases, fat and soft tissue can be added and sculpted into the area to improve the overall appearance of the eye.
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty deals with droopy, swollen and tired-looking skin under the eyes. This procedure can be executed either from a transcutaneous approach (from the outside) or a transconjunctival approach (from the inside).
When contemplating which type of procedure to have, make sure you choose a surgeon with advanced eyelid surgery skills as lower eyelid surgery can adversely affect the lower eyelid if not done properly.
While it is true that darker skinned people can be more disposed to the formation of keloids, it may not always be the case particularly if extra precautions and attentive care is given. In an article entitled, “Ethnic Considerations in Eyelid Surgery’’ written by Dr. Amiya Prasad, he discusses that keloid formation can be prevented, especially if the attending surgeon has a good understanding of the skin type, facial anatomy and optimal placement of incisions on darker skinned people. It is advisable to seek out a surgeon with substantial experience in treating darker skinned people and who devotes the necessary time needed to fully evaluate and understand a patient’s case.