Eyelids Surgery

No more sagging eyebrows

Eyelids surgery (blepharoplasty) is a type of surgery that removes excess skin from the eyelids. While an eyelid lift cannot alter dark circles or fine lines and wrinkles around the eye, it can address age-related drooping or puffy eyelids and create a more refreshed, youthful appearance. An eyelid lift can also correct drooping eyelids that are interfering with vision.

A natural part of the aging process is the development of wrinkles, often around the eyes. Skin around the eyes also becomes less elastic, resulting in droopy eyelids. Sometimes this happens at an early age. You may start working your forehead muscles harder in an effort to lift your drooping eyelids. This may cause brow aches and fatigue. If you are having these symptoms, or simply do not like the way your eyelids appear, you may be a candidate for a blepharoplasty.

There is no correct age for obtaining eyelid surgery. Excessive skin in the upper lids, or bulging fat in the lower lids are commonly seen with signs of aging. The exact age depends on your heredity. Certainly, women in their forties and fifties comprise the majority of patients. If you are in good health without serious eye problems, your age alone should not keep you from having this procedure.

Most of the time there is no visible scar after the healing is complete. Incisions in the eyelids are made following natural skin folds and creases. Once healed, the hairline scars will fade, leaving a very inconspicuous incision line that becomes virtually unnoticeable after the healing.

Your eyes are never patched closed. After surgery, patients usually spend at least one day resting with their head elevated on a pillow and often apply ice packs to reduce swelling. Some patients report a dull headache and tenderness or discomfort. You may also experience bruising and temporary numbness. Later on, you might experience some itching during the healing process.

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