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Blepharoplasty, or eye lift, is surgery to fix a sagging, drooping, or baggy eyelid. The upper and lower eyelids may be fixed.
Your healthcare provider will talk to you about how to prepare for surgery. He may tell you not to eat or drink anything after midnight on the day of your surgery. He will tell you what medicines to take or not take on the day of your surgery.
Your surgeon will make cuts in the natural folds of your eyelid with a blade or laser. Extra skin and fat will be removed. He may also tighten the eyelid or change its position. The cuts will be closed with tiny stitches, medical tape, or medical glue.
Eye drops and ointment may be applied to your eye. These will help keep your eye moist while your eyelid heals. They will also help prevent infection. You may expect watery eye, double vision, and sensitivity to light. Your eye may be swollen and numb.
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