Surgery of the eyelids to improve appearance or vision is known as blepharoplasty.
You should inform him about any significant medical conditions in the past and present, especially thyroid disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes. You should also tell him if you have any eye diseases such as glaucoma, retinal detachment, previous surgery etc. If you are on any medication, such as aspirin, anti inflammatory drugs, herbal supplements etc. or if you smoke, then this also should be told.
Surgery can be done under local or general anesthesia. It is usually a day care procedure. The operation lasts 1-3 hours. The incisions (cuts) are made in natural creases in upper and lower eyelids and usually are well hidden post surgery. If there is no skin excess in lower eyelid, then a transconjunctival approach can also be used, where no external skin incisions are made. In most of the cases, you can go home the same day. Medicines are given to reduce swelling and you can also do cold sponging. Sutures are removed in 5-7 days