Facial Rejuvenation >> Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is one of the most popular facial plastic surgery procedures. One reason for its popularity is that the area around the eyes is typically the first part of the face to show signs of aging; since the eyes are the focal point of the face, correcting this area can instantly refresh a patient’s appearance. Additionally, since eyelid skin heals very well, scars fade quickly and are hard to detect.
The modern techniques used for eyelid surgery address more than just an excess of skin. We can also use blepharoplasty to treat excessive fatty deposits; loosened muscles that create a droopy lid and visual blockage (ptosis); asymmetries of the eyes; and rounding of the lower lid that results in shortened horizontal length of the eye, dryness, and a saddened appearance.
When performing blepharoplasty on the upper eyelids, our surgeons make a small incision in the eye’s natural crease to remove excess skin, muscle, and fatty tissue. Occasionally, a crease is made in the eyelid to hide an incision and to create a more open appearance.
To treat the lower eyelids, our surgeons first remove prominent fatty tissue through a small hidden incision behind the eyelid. Excess skin is then removed through another small hidden incision just below the lashes, and the outer junction of the eyelids is lifted to reduce drooping.
Blepharoplasty is both minimally invasive and highly effective. Your first eyelid surgery procedure is usually performed under light general anesthesia. Subsequent maintenance procedures, in which we remove slight excesses of skin, can be performed under local anesthesia. In some cases, other treatments are performed to complement the benefits of eyelid surgery. These may include facelift, brow lift, BOTOX® Cosmetic, or injectable fillers for hollows under the eyes.