The trend towards minimally invasive procedures has grown rapidly over the past 10 years. Many patients are seeking procedures with little to no downtime and avoidance of anesthesia. In Dr. Anil Shah’s aesthetic surgery practice, a frequent procedure performed in the office is upper lid blepharoplasty. This procedure requires minimal oral sedation to relax the patient in a comfortable environment. During this procedure, the patient is awake while excess skin and sometimes fat are removed from the upper eyelid. Patients enjoy the procedure in this setting as there are no IVs. When the procedure is over, patients are able to leave with minimal recovery. Sutures are placed externally and are removed in about one week. The recovery is often quite comfortable and many patients are able to be seen in public soon after the procedure.
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