Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, also referred to as blepharoplasty, is used to help restore a youthful appearance to the eyelid and the area where the lower eyelid meets the cheek. As we age, some lose volume in this area, giving the appearance of fatigue. For others, the fat pads under the eyes bulge forward, leading to a puffy appearance. Others yet may have a droopy upper eyelid in which excess tissue and skin collect on the eyelid, causing a sagging look. Eyelid surgery targets the extra skin and fat while tightening the underlying muscles to create a refreshed appearance.

The Procedure

During eyelid surgery, an incision is made in the crease of the upper eyelid, inside the lower eyelid or along the lower eyelid lash line (depending on the specific type of blepharoplasty). The excess skin is removed along with loose muscle tissue. After any extra fat is removed, the incision is closed with very fine stitches. Depending on whether you had any additional procedures at the time, you may return to normal activity within 1-2 weeks. Over the next 4-6 weeks, bruising and swelling will resolve, and you will notice an improvement in facial appearance. Appropriate skin care and sun protection, including sunglasses, are required throughout the recovery period.

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Request a Consultation

A consultation with one of our team of surgeons is the first step towards reaching your aesthetic goals. During your initial appointment we will review what you’d like to improve and will determine which procedures or treatments best serve your needs. 

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