Surgery of the Eyelids

Surgery of the Eyelids (Blepharoplasty)

Blepharoplasty removes the excess fat, muscle, and skin from both upper and lower eyelids.  This removes the puffiness and bags around the eyes that make you look worn and tired.  The results will be a more refreshed appearance, with younger, firmer eyelids.

At your consultation, we will describe the technique we use, the type of anesthesia, any additional surgery, possible complications, and costs of the procedure.  A browlift may be recommended as well to correct a drooping brow, heavy upper eyelids and smooth forehead wrinkles.

The procedure for the upper eyelid begins by first marking the creases of the lids in order to keep the scars as invisible as possible along natural skin folds.  The incision is made, and excess fat, muscle, and skin are removed.  Fine sutures are then used to close the incisions.
The procedure for the lower eyelid begins by making an incision in an inconspicuous site along the lash line of the lower eyelid.  Excess fat, muscle, and skin are then removed before the incision is closed with fine sutures.  Lower eyelid puffiness caused by excess fat may also be corrected by a transconjunctival blepharoplasty. The incision in this case is made inside the lower eyelid, and excess fat is removed.  A blepharoplasty can take one to two hours to perform.  After surgery, a certain amount of swelling and bruising is normal.  Non-absorbing sutures will be removed seven days after surgery and self-absorbing stitches will dissolve on their own.