Blepharoplasty - Eyelid Surgery For The Upper & Lower Eyes

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can improve the contours of your eyelids. Eyelid surgery works by treating loose skin, aging muscle, and excess fat around the eyes, enhancing the tone of your lower eyelids. The face is often one of the first areas to lose skin elasticity as we get older—aided by sun exposure, stress, and the repetition of facial expressions over the years. When this occurs, the eyelids are prone to experience sagging. In some cases, patients may experience impaired vision as a result of drooping eyelids. A loss of skin elasticity can also lead to under-eye bags, causing a stressed, tired, or worn look. Blepharoplasty surgery targets both the upper and lower eyelids to rejuvenate your eyes. Your eyelid surgeon can remove excess skin or fat around the eyes and reposition the eyelids to correct ptosis. Thanks to innovations in blepharoplasty surgery, patients can revitalize their expression with less downtime than ever before.

Eyelid Surgery At A Glance
Can correct drooping eyelids that result in a tired appearance
Reduces puffiness and dark bags underneath the eyes
Can target both the upper and lower eyelids to achieve symmetrical results
Excess skin, as well as fat deposits, are removed from around the eyelids
Carefully-placed incisions minimize visible scarring
Can achieve long-lasting facial rejuvenation results

Your Blepharoplasty Procedure

Upper and lower blepharoplasty surgery can be performed together or separately, depending on the needs of the patient. Eyelid surgery patients can undergo their procedure at an outpatient surgical facility or a local hospital.

During upper blepharoplasty, incisions are made in the natural creases of your upper lids. Any excess skin that may be contributing to eyelid sagging will be removed, as well as small amounts of excess fat above the lids, if necessary. The eyelids can also be slightly repositioned to restore youthful contours to the eyes during upper eyelid surgery.

Lower blepharoplasty incisions are placed below your lower eyelashes. Any excess fat buildups can be excised to reduce puffiness. Excess skin may need to be removed or repositioned when reducing under-eye bags.

Eyelid surgery is often combined with a brow lift to improve the appearance of the entire upper-face. Rhinoplasty, facelift surgery, and other facial rejuvenation procedures can be performed with blepharoplasty surgery to enhance the facial profile.

Overview Of Upper Eyelid Surgery & Lower Eyelid Surgery

Upper Blepharoplasty Lower Blepharoplasty
Targets drooping in the upper eyelids Can correct under-eye bags and puffiness below the eyes
Removes excess skin and fat above the lids Removes and repositions excess skin and fat deposits underneath the eyes
Incisions are made in the natural creases of your upper eyelids Incisions are placed inside the lower eyelids

What To Expect After Undergoing Eyelid Surgery

The exact specifics of your eyelid surgery recovery will depend on your individual procedure. However, patients typically experience bruising and swelling for 1 week following blepharoplasty. You can expect to return to work within a week of your eyelid surgery. Your blepharoplasty surgeon can discuss specific timeframes during your consultation.

Both upper and lower blepharoplasty can achieve long-term improvements to the shape and contour of your eyelids. Heavy or drooping lids can be tightened and dark eye bags can be treated for a refreshed expression. Since incisions are placed in the natural creases of the eyelids, your blepharoplasty scars will remain virtually unnoticeable when your eyes are open.

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