Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, and gives a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and alert.
|Specifically, eyelid surgery can treat:
Good candidates for eyelid surgery:
During your surgery:
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The incision lines for eyelid surgery are designed for scars to be well concealed within the natural structures of the eyelid region. Conditions of the lower eyelid may be corrected with an incision just below the lower lash line. Through this incision, excess skin in the lower eyelids is removed. Eyelid incisions typically are closed with: removable or absorbable sutures, skin adhesives, or surgical tape. Your surgeon may use a laser chemical peel to erase dark discoloration of the lower eyelids. The results of eyelid surgery will appear gradually as swelling and bruising subside to reveal a smooth, better-defined eyelid and surrounding region, and an alert and rejuvenated appearance.
Your final results will appear within several weeks, but it may take up to a year for incision lines to fully refine. While eyelid surgery can be expected to correct certain conditions permanently, you will continue to age naturally. Life-long sun protection will help to maintain your results.