Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

Upper Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)

Goal

Restore the youthful, well-rested, and alert appearance of the eyes by removing the drooping and hooding of the upper eyelids. This procedure restores the openness and brightness of the eyes. Patients look less tired while avoiding the “startled look”, which often indicates an over-aggressive brow lift.

Procedure

Restore the youthful, well-rested, and alert appearance of the eyes by removing the drooping and hooding of the upper eyelids. This procedure restores the openness and brightness of the eyes. Patients look less tired while avoiding the “startled look”, which often indicates an over-aggressive brow lift.

Healing

Recovery time is approximately 1 week. Most patients may expect to put sunglasses on and run errands within 2 to 3 days after the procedure. The correction is long-lasting with some patients returning approximately 10 years later for a touch-up procedure.

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Lower Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)

Goal

Remove the puffy lower eyelod “bags” caused by fat, which can cast a dark shadow and contrubite to the appearance of “dark circles” below the eyes.

Procedure

The lower lid bags are marked. Eyedrops and local anesthesia are given. A C02 laser is used to remove the fat from within the inside of the lower eyelid (trans-conjunctival approach) and no stitches are required.  With this advanced approach no skin cutting is involved. There is no alteration of the natural shape of the eyes, nor visible scars. This in-office procedure takes approximately 90 minutes.

Healing

Recovery time is typically about 1 week. Cool compresses are used to reduce swelling. (Recovery time may vary if a skin resurfacing laser is performed at the time of surgery). Most patients may expect to put sunglasses on and run errands within 3-4 days after the procedure.  The correction is long-lasting with some patients returning approximately 10 years later for a touch-up procedure.

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