Usually there is no need for an overnight hospital stay when having a Blepharoplasty done. This type of procedure usually lasts between 1 and 2 hours but can vary based on complications and number of procedures being done in conjunction with the Blepharoplasty.
For surgery on the upper eyelids, cuts are made into the natural lines and creases in the lid, and into the laughter lines at the corner of the eye. Local anesthetic is normally used during the procedure. The surgeon uses numbs the area surrounding the eye and the patient is usually awake. In more intense cases, a general anesthetic may be called for and will result in the patient sleeping through the entire procedure.
Blepharoplasty patients should consult with their surgeon for both pre and post operation requirements. In some cases your doctor may not want you to eat or drink prior to the operation. If a general anesthetic is used, an overnight hospital stay may be necessary.
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