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Eye Lift

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.

What do I need to know about an eye lift?

Eye lift, or blepharoplasty, is surgery to fix a sagging, drooping, or baggy eyelid. The upper and lower eyelids may be fixed.


How do I prepare for surgery?

Your surgeon will talk to you about how to prepare for surgery. He or she may tell you not to eat or drink anything after midnight on the day of your surgery. He or she will tell you what medicines to take or not take on the day of your surgery. You may be given antibiotics before your surgery starts. Arrange to have someone drive you home and stay with you.

What will happen during surgery?

What will happen after surgery?

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.

What are the risks of surgery?

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