Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery – Upper or Lower Lids)

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid – Upper or Lower Lids)

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is an excellent way to restore a rested, youthful appearance. Excess skin around the eyes (either on the upper eyelids or lower eyelids) can make a person look older and “tired”. Blepharoplasty removes the excess skin and fat around the eyes, resulting in a more “refreshed” look.  

Upper eyelid blepharoplasty:

Treating excess/overhanging upper lid skin makes you look younger and more rested.  The incisions are made in the natural creases of the eye and hide well when healed.  A conservative approach needs to be used in males or in anyone who has always had minimal lid “show”.  We want you to look better, not “different”. 

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty:  

In patients with skin laxity but no significant fat bulges, a small “pinch” of extra skin can be removed without undermining, leaving a minimal scar hidden by the lashes.  Fat can be removed to flatten bulges or volume can be added to the darkened grooves under your eyes with injectable fillers or fat grafting.

Frequently Asked Questions About Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty is eyelid surgery.  There are two types of blepharoplasties – upper (which deals with the upper eyelid) and lower (which deals with the lower eyelid).  Both types of blepharoplasties remove excess skin and/or fat around the eyes.  

Excess skin and/or fat around the eyes can make a person look older and “tired.”  An upper or a lower blepharoplasty removes the excess skin and/or fat around the eyes.  Emphasis is placed on achieving a natural and more “refreshed” look.   

Bruising and swelling will subside quickly with the use of cool compresses and head elevation. Walking may be resumed the day after surgery, gradually working up to aerobic exercises at 3 weeks post-op. Sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat should be used during all outdoor activities.  As sutures are in place for 7 days, most people will take one week off work.  Returning to make-up and contact lenses usually occur at 10 days post-op.

A blepharoplasty can be performed under local anesthesia combined with oral sedation. Pain is usually minimal and is easily controlled with Tylenol or Ibuprofen.

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