Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
For many individuals, the eyes may be the first area to show signs of aging. Whether it be heaviness of the upper eyelids or bags forming in the lower eyelids, men and women alike are seeking treatment. Thankfully, eyelid surgery or “Blepharoplasty” is a quick and affordable option to address aging eyes. The procedure is becoming one of the most popular procedures performed in cosmetic surgery as it offers rejuvenated, well rested eyes with little downtime. Depending on your concerns and exam, eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper and lower eyelids to improve excess skin, bulging fat or uneven eyelid positioning. Many patient’s may only require either the upper or lower eyelids to be treated. However, both can be treated safely in the same procedure. Give our office a call today and book your free consultation to learn more!
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Upper Eyelid Surgery Goals:
- Remove excess skin from the upper eyelid without affecting closure
- If necessary, remove any fat contributing to fullness of the upper eyelids
- Disguise incisions along the natural creases of the upper eyelids
Lower Eyelid Surgery Goals:
- Remove excess fat contributing to bags of the lower eyelids
- Disguise incisions on the inside of the lower eyelids to avoid visible scars
- If necessary, tighten the lower eyelid to improve loose lower eyelid skin (Canthopexy)
Eyelid surgery has minimal downtime, and most people can return to their daily activities almost immediately. It is recommended to avoid exercising for 2-3 weeks after surgery to prevent avoidable complications such as bleeding, bruising, pain and problems healing. We often recommend patients take off work for 1 week if possible, to ensure best healing. Initially you may have increased tearing temporarily that will subside within 1-2 weeks of surgery. Often the results from blepharoplasty are noticeable immediately but will continue to improve over the following weeks to months.