Eyelid surgery is performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Your doctor will explain all the options and decide the best path for your particular surgery. Dr. Larsen is extremely intentional and talented in placing incisions where any scarring will be naturally hidden by the structure of the eyelid. In fact, most patients do not see any scars following this procedure.
For surgeries regarding the upper eyelid, incisions are made along the natural crease above the eye. After the incision is made, excess skin is removed and fat deposits are repositioned or removed and the muscles are tightened.
For surgeries correcting issues of the lower eyelid, an incision is usually made just below the lash line. Following the incision, a similar procedure is done where fat deposits are removed or repositioned and excess skin is removed.
At times a specific procedure called a transjunctional incision is used. This procedure is an alternative technique that is sometimes used to correct under-eye conditions. Most commonly when fat deposits need to be removed or repositioned but no skin needs to be removed. Dr. Larsen will present the best surgical or non-surgical options for you to meet your goals.
Regardless of the type of incisions you have, they will be closed with sutures or surgical glue. If you receive sutures, they are typically removed one week after surgery. You will experience very little pain with this procedure and will be able to return to your normal activities in a few weeks.