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Blepharoplasty

What is Blepharoplasty?

Facial sagging contributes significantly to an aged appearance. However, when it occurs around the eyes, not only do you appear older, but your expression can settle into one of chronic fatigue or anger. Ultimately, your face no longer reflects how you feel on the inside. Drooping upper and lower eyelids and wrinkles around the eyes can be corrected with blepharoplasty. Also known as eyelid lift surgery, blepharoplasty erases signs of aging for brighter, more youthful eyes.

Your Blepharoplasty Procedure

Upper Blepharoplasty

Upper blepharoplasty corrects sagging eyelids by removing excess skin that may be obscuring your vision. A fine incision is created in the natural crease of the upper eyelid. Fat is repositioned, the eyelid muscle is lifted, and excess skin is trimmed away.

Lower Blepharoplasty

Lower blepharoplasty corrects puffiness or “bags,” dark circles, and fine wrinkles under the eyes. Depending on the type of correction needed, the incision may be placed within the eyelid itself or just below the lower lash line. Fat is removed or repositioned to help correct puffiness, and unwanted skin is excised.
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General anesthesia is usually used to ensure patient comfort and safety. However, patients that require only minimal correction may qualify for the use of local anesthesia.
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Most patients return to work within two weeks of surgery. You will experience bruising and swelling that can last up to three weeks. You will need to limit your physical activities for up to four weeks. All major swelling should have subsided by six weeks, at which time your final results will become visible.
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Since fine incisions are placed in easily concealable locations, you should not have any visible scarring. However, every patient heals differently, and you may be more prone to scarring. If scarring does develop, it will likely fade over time.
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Eyelid lifts are designed to provide long-lasting results. Patients who maintain a good skin care routine can see results that last for years. Many patients will choose to undergo routine non-surgical treatments such as fillers or laser treatments to help prolong their results.
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Men and women with excess upper eyelid tissue that hangs in their eyes may have obstructed vision. Many patients will gain a noticeable improvement by removing this obstructing tissue.

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