If you have excess sagging or wrinkled upper or lower eyelid skin, you may want to consider eyelid lift surgery, also known as a blepharoplasty surgery. Blepharoplasty surgery is the technical name for Eyelid Surgery. It’s a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. Dramatic improvement of drooping eyelids, excess skin, fine wrinkles, puffiness or bags results from cosmetic eyelid surgery.
This surgical procedure on its own provides marked improvement in the appearance of the aging face. Coupling other procedures is common. Those procedures are usually a facelift or brow lift. The ideal result is a more youthful, natural appearance.
An eyelid lift surgery is helpful if you have excess upper eyelid skin that interferes with vision. Eyelid lift surgery also eliminates puffy pouches of fat in the upper or lower lids that create a tired or aged appearance. The procedure widens visual fields, if excessive upper lid skin has partially blocked vision.
Eyelid Surgery Procedure
Blepharoplasty occurs on an outpatient basis. Incisions are made where the natural crease is in the upper lids, and below the lash line in the lower lids. Fat and skin is removed. If excess fat is present in the lower lids, it is removed through an incision inside the lower lids.
Planning with your plastic surgeon determines how the surgery is performed. Imaging allows you to “see” what the results look like with more or less correction.
Eyelid Surgery Recovery
Patients experience pain-free recovery from eyelid lift surgery. You’ll need to rest at home for two days, most likely you’ll be back to daily activities within 3-5 days. Your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon will give you thorough instructions regarding your individual recovery process.