Where is the surgery performed and how long does it take?
Eyelid and browlift surgery is performed in the office as an outpatient procedure. Operating time correlates with the scope of the procedure, both reflecting the severity of the aging changes. Upper eyelid surgery requires about 30 minutes. Including a browlift adds an hour. Lower eyelid surgery ranges from 30 minutes to one hour.
Removing corrugator muscles with upper eyelid surgery or performing a lower eyelid chemical peel does not add significant time to the procedure. However, tightening of the lower eyelids, if necessary, adds 30 minutes. All surgery is performed entirely by Dr. Hidalgo.