The anesthesia used during a blepharoplasty in Austin will be tailored to your comfort level and the type of procedure that is being performed. Local anesthesia and oral sedation are often sufficient for upper eyelid surgery, but if both eyelids are being treated or a combination of procedures is being done (or if the patient prefers deeper sedation), general anesthesia can be used at one of our outpatient surgical centers around the greater Austin area. Eyelid surgery takes about 1 to 2 hours on average when performed as a standalone procedure for both eyes.
Blepharoplasty usually involves the conservative removal of skin and, occasionally, the removal of fat and muscle, through small incisions that are well hidden in natural creases and folds of the eyelid. Visible scarring is minimal. Major complications with blepharoplasty surgery are rare, and the procedure is considered very safe. Dr. Paul is always meticulous with his approach, avoiding the removal of too much skin and fat for a very natural appearance and beautiful, natural results. This procedure is frequently done at the same time as other procedures, such as a face or forehead lift, and can be combined with Botox or cosmetic injectables to smooth skin wrinkles.