What is eyelid surgery?
Eyelid surgery, medically known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure that reduces drooping upper eyelids and bags under the eyes, removes excess wrinkles, and provides a more youthful appearance to the eyes.
You may want eyelid surgery if you have:
- Drooping upper eyelids
- Bags under your eyes
- Excessive skin or wrinkles surrounding the eyelids
- A tired appearance
- Puffiness due to inherited factors
The Eyelid Surgery Procedure:
Eyelid surgery includes tiny incisions made in the natural contours around the eyes, which should leave no visible scarring. Dr. Calvert typically works on the upper eyelids first to remove any fatty tissue and tighten loose skin. Lower eyelids are completed next to eliminate puffiness and reduce dark circles. In some instances, laser technology may be used to smooth lower eyelid areas. Newer techniques may include Botox injections to firm fine lines and wrinkles.
The surgery generally takes about one to three hours and is performed in the physician’s office. The blepharoplasty surgery is often performed in conjunction with other facial procedures such as a facelift or rhinoplasty. If additional cosmetic procedures are being performed, the eyelid surgery could last longer.
The healing process for this procedure is slightly longer than most other forms of cosmetic surgery; however, the benefits are long-lasting.