What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids. Surgery can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids or both.
Blepharoplasty can help to improve your appearance or if you are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, and it can rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes.
How it Works
As we age, our eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess fat may gather above and below the eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids and under eye bags. Blepharoplasty works by making a small incision along the fold of the upper eyelid or inside the lower eyelid. Excess skin, muscle and possibly fat may then be removed. The incision site is then sutured closed.
You may experience bruising and swelling after a blepharoplasty, which generally subsides in 10 to 14 days. Scars from the incision may take months to fade, but are generally not very noticeable as they are often hidden by the creases around the eyelid.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can blepharoplasty be combined with other treatments?
Yes, laser and injectable treatments can be a great compliment to blepharoplasty and can help to enhance rejuvenation of the eye area even further. Our board-certified dermatologists will create an individualized treatment plan specific to your needs and desired results.