The anesthesia used during your upper blepharoplasty in Austin will be tailored to your comfort level and the type of procedure(s) that are being performed. If only upper blepharoplasty is being performed, local anesthesia with oral sedation is an excellent option; however, if the upper blepharoplasty is being combined with other procedures (or if the patient prefers), general anesthesia can be used at one of our outpatient surgical centers around the greater Austin area. Eyelid surgery takes about one to two hours on average when performed as a standalone procedure for both eyes.
Upper blepharoplasty usually involves the conservative removal of skin and occasionally muscle and fat of the upper eyelid, and is performed through small incisions in the upper eyelid crease. Scarring is minimal for both techniques, as the incisions are small and hidden within the eyelids and eyelashes. 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 results. This procedure is frequently done at the same time as other procedures, such as a lower eyelid blepharoplasty, facelift or forehead lift, and can be combined with Botox or cosmetic injectables to smooth skin wrinkles.