What is Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery, otherwise known as blepharoplasty, is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure used to correct any functional problems with your eyelids or treat the area surrounding your eyes.

Work can be done on the upper lids, lower lids, or both. 

Eyelid lifts are immensely popular. Patients can have the procedure to treat any puffiness in the eyelids, under-eye bags, any drooping eyelids, or excess and loose skin surrounding the eyes. 


Firstly, any interested candidates should set realistic goals for themselves. Talk these out thoroughly with your plastic surgeon and the doctor will give you an honest evaluation. 

Candidates need to be in good health and nonsmokers. They should have no serious eye conditions or medical conditions that may impede the healing process. 

It is also important to remember that sometimes a drooping upper eyelid covering a part the eyeball could be the result of eyelid ptosis. That will require a different operation – not an eyelid lift.


There is often some initial swelling and bruising. This is nothing to be worried about. Neither is any irritation where the incision was or a case of dry eyes. Lubricating ointment and cold compresses will be applied. Sometimes your eyes may be covered with gauze. 

Protection from the sun is important too. The use of dark sunglasses is recommended until the healing is completely.

Your plastic surgeon will provide specific instructions following the procedure, including medication and how soon to schedule a follow-up appointment.

So as to be doubly sure you’re best prepared to take care of your eyes, ask your doctor these questions beforehand: 

  • Are you prescribing any medication?
  • Where will you be taking me after the surgery?
  • Will I require any bandages and for how long?
  • Will I have the stitches removed?
  • When is it safe to resume my normal routine like exercise?
  • When is my follow-up appointment?

Interested in eyelid surgery but not sure if it’s the right option for you? Call Rostami OPC today to schedule your appointment and get more information.


Are you ready to explore your cosmetic treatment options? Schedule a consultation with us at our McLean, Virginia location. Our expert team is here to discuss your aesthetic goals and create a personalized treatment plan tailored just for you. Contact us today to take the first step towards your rejuvenation journey at Rostami OPC.

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