Cosmetic eyelid surgery, or a blepharoplasty, can be done on both the upper and lower eyelids. The goal in eyelid surgery is to improve the appearance of the eyelids and make them look more youthful and more rested by removing excess skin and fat from the eyelids. Eyelid surgery can treat the following:
- Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or hides the natural contour of the upper eyelid
- Excess skin that hangs down from the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing the vision
- Excess fat that sometimes appears as puffiness in the upper eyelids
- Bags under the eyes
- Droopiness of the lower eyelid skin
- Some wrinkles of the lower eyelid
Typically these conditions occur as a natural part of the aging process, although there are some instances where genetics play a role and these conditions can be seen in people in their 20’s and 30’s. Cosmetic eyelid surgery removes excess skin, eliminates bags and restores firmness to the area surrounding the eye making you look more rested. Good candidates for eyelid surgery are men and women who have any of the above conditions and who have realistic goals for improvement of the upper and/or lower eyelids. Most candidates are 35 or older but if droopy, baggy eyelids are genetic, you may decide to have eyelid surgery at a younger age.
Length of Surgery
This procedure is typically done in our on-site AAAHC accredited surgical suite under general anesthesia. The procedure is usually between 1 to 2 hours and patients can expect to go home 1 to 2 hours after the procedure is complete.
The average patient is back to work within one week, however, bruising can persist for up to two weeks. Patients can usually resume unrestricted activity, such as exercise within 2-3 weeks.
Before & After Photos
If you are considering having Eyelid Surgery, or any other procedure, click here or call the office at 336-275-3430.