Excess skin and fat in the upper and lower eyelids can make your eyelids appear baggy and your eyes appear smaller. This conveys the appearance of fatigue and advanced age. Blepharoplasty, referred to as an “eyelid lift” or “eyelid tuck”, rejuvenates the eyes by reducing wrinkles, puffiness and drooping of the eyelid tissue. Blepharoplasty can open your eyes, improve your appearance and, in some cases, enhance your vision.
- Remove excess fatty deposits that give the upper eyelids a puffy appearance
- Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid. In some cases, this loose and sagging skin can cause visual impairment
- Excess skin and fine wrinkles can be treated/removed with lower eyelid blepharoplasty
- Bags under the eyes
- Droopiness of the lower eyelid, revealing white below the iris (colored portion of the eye)
Blepharoplasty involves removing excess tissue from the upper and/ or lower eyelids to recreate a youthful eyelid crease and remove eyelid “bags.” Blepharoplasty can be combined, in some cases, with browlift surgery to fully rejuvenate the eye area. Surgery typically requires 30 – 60 minutes of operative time and can be performed in the office or surgery center depending upon your preference. Incisions are hidden in the natural eyelid crease and are meticulously closed with fine, delicate sutures.