Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Blepharoplasty: Creating Less Tired Eyes
Are brings changes to the eyes much as with other facial features. The muscles around the eyes often weaken, allowing fatty tissue to protrude through them, producing the commonly seen bags or pouches. Although this often associated with the aging process, it also may be an inherited characteristic, or related to certain diseases. In addition, as the eyebrows descend, an accumulation of excess skin above the eyes can lead to a tired, hooded appearance.
Blepharoplasty (eyelift surgery) is designed to eliminate excess skin and fat in your upper and lower eyelids.
Most commonly, both upper and lower lid corrections are done during the same procedure. The incisions are hidden in the skin creases or on the inside surface of the lower eyelids. After the excess tissues are removed the wound is meticulously closed with delicate, dissolvable sutures.
After outpatient surgery some temporary swelling and bruising of the eyelids may develop. Minimal restrictions are placed on activity for one week and you may resume normal activities the following week. Eye makeup may be worn after the first week.