The eyelid area is lifted and excess skin removed to help reduce the look of droopy eyelids, puffiness and under-eye bags.
- General statement: An eyelid lift, also known as a blepharoplasty, removes excess skin and fat pads from the lower and/or upper eyelids. Patients also experience a droopy eyelid creating a “tired” look that is called ptosis which often requires repair.
- Why? During the aging process excess skin can form on both the upper and lower eyelids. Additionally, there are several fat pads within each eyelid that can protrude over time. These changes can create and aged and tired look. If you have eyelid ptosis, this means that one of the muscles has separated from the internal structure of the lid and need to be reconnected.
- Are you a candidate? If you have extra skin or fat pads that protrude from your eyelids then you are likely a candidate for this surgery. If you have a droopy eyelid then you may be a candidate for ptosis repair.
- The procedure and recovery: These operations are performed in an outpatient setting. An appropriate amount of excess skin and fat will removed. Occasionally the fat may be moved to help augment the cheek area. The scars are hidden within creases or underneath the eye and heal very well. Recovery takes about 1 week but swelling may persist a little longer. If you have sutures they will be removed in the office.
- The results: Blepharoplasty will provide a rejuvenated and refreshed look to a focal point on your face, scars are well hidden, and the effects can last many years to a lifetime.