• Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids.

    Surgery can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids or both. Whether you want to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes.

    Eyelid surgery can treat:

    • Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
    • Fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids
    • Bags under the eyes
    • Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
    • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid

    Good candidates for eyelid surgery include:

    • Healthy individuals with no medical conditions that can impair healing
    • Non-smokers
    • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic goals
    • Individuals without serious eye conditions

    Eyelid surgery recovery

    During your eyelid surgery recovery, lubricating ointment and cold compresses may be applied, and in some cases your eyes may be loosely covered with gauze, after your procedure is completed.

    You will be given specific instructions that may include how to care for your eyes, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your overall health, and when to follow-up with your plastic surgeon.

    The results of eyelid surgery will be long lasting. While there usually is little pain involved in this surgery, there can be swelling or bruising. Most patients are presentable to the public in 10-14 days. However, it may take a few months before final healing is completed.

    While eyelid surgery can be expected to correct certain conditions permanently, you will continue to age naturally. Skin care regimens from our office will help to maintain your results.

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