What anesthesia should I expect to have for my blepharoplasty? If I am having other work done simultaneously does this change what I will be given?
The type of anesthesia that you will have for your blepharoplasty will depend upon the other procedures that you are going to have concurrently. An upper lid blepharoplasty alone can be performed under local anesthesia and I prefer to give mild sedation. If you are having upper and lower blepharoplasty and other facial procedures then the anesthesia given should relax you more deeply. General anesthesia is not particularly uncommon for eyelid surgery in conjunction with facelift surgery.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld