eyelid surgery(blepharoplasty)

overview

Skin on the eyelids tends to stretch and lose elasticity with age, which can give eyes a droopy, sleepy or puffy look. It can even reduce peripheral vision. 

Blepharoplasty – a procedure that removes extra skin or fat from the eyelids – can offer you a more youthful, alert look. It can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids to:

  • Get rid of bags under the eyes
  • Remove fatty deposits that make upper eyelids look puffy
  • Remove extra skin and fine wrinkles from lower eyelids 
  • Repair droopy lower eyelids (severe drooping can cause the whites of the eyes below the iris to show)
  • Tighten loose, sagging skin that creates folds in the upper eyelids

services & treatment

There are two main options for eyelid surgery: upper and lower. Your doctor will discuss each with you during your consultation. You’ll be able to ask questions, and together you’ll decide the best option for you.

  • Upper-eyelid surgery (to tighten heavy, sagging upper eyelids): An incision is made that’s hidden in
    the natural folds of the upper eyelids. Fatty tissue, excess skin and sometimes a small portion of muscle will be removed.
  • Lower-eyelid surgery (to reduce puffy bags under the eyes): An incision is made just below your lower lashes, allowing excess fat, skin and muscle to be removed, creating a smoother look. Your surgeon may also redistribute fat to eliminate bulges under the eyes or use a laser to tighten the skin on the lower eyelid. 

An incision may also be made inside the lower eyelid, which prevents scarring and lets your surgeon remove excess fat, but doesn’t allow for removal of excess skin.

You may also choose a combination of upper- and lower-eyelid surgery.

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