Dr. Ruth Yeilding, MD

Frequently Asked Questions About Blepharoplasty

This procedure can change how you see yourself.

It’s become common to believe that you have to accept that the aging process will take its course and that you will have to settle with how your eyes and face will look as you get older. This isn’t the case. There are procedures and surgeries that can not only help you change the way you look, but also help you maintain normal functions as you age.

One well-known example is blepharoplasty. This is a plastic surgery for the eyelids that can improve the way your eyes look. Just as important, this procedure can help you see better by removing excess skin and protruding fat that can cause droopy eyelids.

As with any cosmetic procedure, there are frequently asked questions about this surgery to determine if it can help the patient receiving the service. To save you time and effort, you can see the answers to these questions below.

Am I a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?

This is a question that would have to be answered by the service provider beforehand. However, if you notice excess skin around your eyelids that could affect the way you see, or if you have wrinkles around your eyes, then you should speak to the provider to discuss the possibility?

Can it Only Be Performed on One Eyelid?

No. This procedure can be done on both eyelids and on both eyes. The provider would need to verify what needs to be done to help you in your particular situation.

Do I Need to Be Placed on Anasthesia?

There would be local anathesia administered to numb the tissue around the area. You would be awake during the procedure.

Do I Need to Take Time Off of Work?

This varies from patient to patient. You may need to take a week off of work to recovery fully. Your provider can answer this specifically for your case. One thing you should not do is drive yourself. Have someone ready to give you a ride home.

What do I Have to do to Recover?

You should avoid sunlight after your surgery. You shouldn’t be lifting anything over a few pounds, either. Inform the provider if you feel nausea after you return home. If you wear contacts, refrain from doing so for two weeks.

How Soon Can I Resume Normal Activities?

Most patients watch TV within a couple days of surgery. It could be three to four days before you could work on a computer again. Common recommendations are to wait up to two weeks before performing normal activities or exercising again. Individual recommendations, including prescriptions, would have to be made by the provider.



Blepharoplasty is one of the most popular services that is offered by Dr. Ruth Hill Yeilding at Yeilding Eye and Face Laser and Plastic Surgery. She is dual Board Certified in Facial Cosmetic Surgery, and she can help you improve the way you look and feel about your eyes. Don’t waste another minute debating whether you could benefit from eyelid surgery. Learn more by calling Yielding Eye and Face at 407-560-1000 to schedule a consultation today.

Dr. Yeilding is looking forward to meeting you!