The results of plastic eyelid surgery can be quite dramatic. However, the final outcome depends on many factors including the extent of reconstructive work required, the patient’s skin structure and age, and the healing process.
Expected benefits and possible complications should be discussed with the doctor prior to having surgery. Incision lines, which are hidden in the natural skin folds (upper lids), may initially appear as small red marks which fade over time. Ultimately, the fine hairline scars become virtually unnoticeable. In most cases, blepharoplasty can successfully improve visual function and physical appearance.