What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery performed to improve the appearance of the eyelids and peri-orbital area. It involves removing excess skin, and in some cases fat and muscle, from the upper or lower eyelids to create a more youthful and aesthetic appearance. Blepharoplasty is offered in office under local anesthesia.

What is upper blepharoplasty?

Upper blepharoplasty is performed to address sagging skin on the upper eyelids, which creates a tired or aged appearance.
During the procedure, the surgeon makes incisions along the natural crease of the upper eyelid to remove the excess skin, and sometimes underlying muscle and fat. The remaining skin is then carefully pulled tight and sutured together, creating a more youthful and alert appearance.

What is lower blepharoplasty?

Lower blepharoplasty is performed to address bags and puffiness under the eyes that can make a person look tired or older. During the procedure, we may remove or reposition excess fat, tighten the skin, and/or lift the muscles in the lower eyelid to create a youthful and refreshed appearance.

What are blepharoplasty complications?

Blepharoplasty is for healthy patients or those with well controlled medical conditions. People on significant medications such as blood thinners may not be ideal candidates, nor those with unrealistic expectations. Like any surgical procedure, blepharoplasty has potential complications. These are rare and can include: infection, bleeding or bruising, pain, scarring, dry eyes or blurred vision. These are usually temporary and rare if pre and post operative instructions are followed. Significant asymmetry is also uncommon, as precise measurements of the skin to be removed are taken to ensure aesthetic and symmetric results.

What are blepharoplasty results?

Patient satisfaction is high with blepharoplasty results, due to reliable results and rapid recovery times.
Patients can usually return to work and normal activities within a week or two after the procedure. Upper blepharoplasty is well tolerated with generally predictable improvement. Lower, or lower and upper surgery, requires slightly longer recovery. Patients often say their eyes appear brighter and more youthful, improving their overall appearance and self-esteem.

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