Droopy eyelids can make you look tired or older than you feel. Blepharoplasty can correct the droopiness and also remove puffiness and bags under the eyes. As the eyes are the focus of the face, this procedure can dramatically restore a youthful, “bright eyed” appearance.
Upper eyelid surgery is aimed at removal of excess skin and fat. The resultant incision is nicely hidden in the upper eyelid crease and within a few days is nearly invisible.
Lower eyelid surgery can be performed from inside the lower eyelid if the heaviness of the lids is primarily due to excess fat, or through an incision that is hidden just under the lower lashes if excess skin and fat need to be addressed. If only excess skin is the problem, a “skin pinch” can be performed to remove the excess or a “skin tightening” procedure can be performed using a laser or chemical peel.
Recovery from eyelid surgery is generally within 5-10 days. Sutures are removed in 3-5 days and incisions begin to fade rapidly after suture removal.
As with any facial plastic surgery procedure, the process begins with a careful analysis of the eyes, brow and cheek position, and an understanding of the cause of the aging changes. It is only then that recommendations can be made regarding the procedure(s) that will yield the most desirable result.