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What type of anesthesia is used during an upper eyelid blepharoplasty? - Santa Monica Plastic Surgery

A blepharoplasty procedure is one of the most common cosmetic plastic surgery performed to improve the face.  A blepharoplasty refers to an upper eyelid surgery and reduces wrinkling, bulging, and hooding of the upper eyelid.  The surgical plan for an upper eyelid blepharoplasty depends on the amount of orbital fat herniation, excess skin, and skin resiliency.  Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a trusted expert in upper eyelid blepharoplasty and performs these surgeries as an outpatient plastic surgery procedure in Los Angeles.  During your blepharoplasty consultation Dr. Karamanoukian will evaluate your medical history and perform a physical examination that includes a meticulous analysis of your eyelids.  At that time a decision will be made to proceed with a blepharoplasty procedure under local anesthesia, conscious sedation, or general anesthesia.  The type of anesthesia depends on your medical history as well as the difficulty of the surgical procedure.  An upper eyelid surgery can be performed under local anesthetic in most cases, but some patients will request a general anesthetic during the entire procedure.  After the surgery, the patients recover relatively quickly with some bruising and swelling or several days after the procedure.  Sutures are removed within one week of the blepharoplasty and the patients are able to resume their normal activities thereafter.  If you have questions about upper eyelid blepharoplasty or the types of anesthesia available in our Los Angeles plastic surgery office, please call 310-998-5533 and speak to our plastic surgery patient care coordinator to discuss your options for blepharoplasty.  Dr. Karamanoukian will be able to evaluate your upper eyelid and determine the correct procedure to perform.

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