Eyelid Surgery/Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids. With aging, the skin of these structures can begin to sag and become loose. In the lower eyelids, fat beneath the skin can begin to stick out and cause a “tired, baggy” look. In the upper lids, loss of fat and changes in deep structures can cause a sunken appearance. Eyelid Surgery removes or repositions these structures to make a patient look more rejuvenated.
Who is a good candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
Patients who would benefit from blepharoplasty include those with:
Sagging, loose skin on upper or lower eyelids
Sunken, hollowed out appearance of upper eyelids
Bags or puffiness under the upper or lower eyelids
Loose appearance of lower eyelids with an excess amount of the white part of the eye showing at the bottom
What should a patient expect during and after an Eyelid Procedure?
These are usually performed in conjunction with other procedures but can often be performed under local anesthesia and light sedation in the office setting over a 30-60 minute period.
What results can a patient expect from Eyelid Surgery?
A Blepharoplasty can remove any unwanted skin, flatten a baggy or puffy appearance, and add volume in areas that are hollowed out.
It generally takes 2-4 weeks for incisions to heal before they are no longer noticeable at conversation distance and 6 months for scars to fully mature and fade. You can expect a younger, more energized, and rejuvenated look to your upper and lower eyes following eyelid surgery.