What to Expect in a Chicago Blepharoplasty Procedure

Chicago Blepharoplasty procedure, often done on an outpatient setting, involves lifting sagging eyelids by removing fat, muscles and excess skin. Individuals with puffy eyelids, excess skin around the area and very noticeable eyebags may want to consider this surgical intervention.


A pre-surgical meeting may include a thorough assessment of your medical history, a comprehensive physical examination, an honest discussion of expectations and taking photographs of the area from different angles.

Be ready with detailed answers of your medical history such as pre-existing medical conditions and current medications including those that are sold over the counter. Assessment of tear production may be done to be able to draw a comparison before and after the procedure.

Your surgeon may also dispense instructions for you to stop taking ibuprofen, aspirin and other medications which increase bleeding. Since smoking slows down healing after surgery, you may be asked to go cold turkey as well.

What to Expect

Local anaesthesia is applied during Blepharoplasty and this may cause you to be a little groggy after the procedure. When operating on both upper and lower eyelids, a surgeon often begins on the upper eyelids and may proceed on the lower eyelid thereafter. The procedure may be done in conjunction with another minor surgery to address Ptosis, a condition wherein the eyelid sags close to the pupil.

The entire procedure itself lasts for two hours. You may be advised to stay for a few hours in the recovery room so you will be closely monitored for complications. Redness, swelling and numbness around the sutured area is almost always normal a few days after the procedure.

Dr. Daniel S. Tresley, one of the most sought after oculofacial plastic surgeons in the Chicago area, leads a dedicated surgical team to provide the best Chicago Blepharoplasty experience. Get in touch with us today and expect a warm and welcoming team to alleviate all your concerns and anxiety.

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