Upper and lower eyelid surgery – known as blepharoplasty – is a procedure designed to turn the appearance of age and perpetual fatigue into an open-eyed look of youth and energy. The protocol involves the removal of fatty deposits that cause puffiness, coupled with the elimination of skin folds hanging over the eye, as well as atrophied muscle. Blepharoplasty also encompasses the removal of bags and excess skin below the eye, which may be drooping so severely that the eyes appear bloodshot and sickly.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
- Removes the excess skin and fat that gives the appearance of a heavy, half-closed lid.
- Restores a look of open-eyed youthfulness.
- Eliminates the puffiness caused by fat deposits.
- Establishes more youthful overall eye contour
- Can improve vision.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
- Removes excess skin and fat.
- Improves under-eye wrinkles
- Removes under-eye bags and puffiness.
- Improves the shape of the lower eyelid.
- Tightens the eyelid to correct droopiness or sagging.
- Establishes more youthful overall eye contour.
- Corrects under-eye hollows.
Eyelid Surgery Treatment Plan
Blepharoplasty usually takes about two hours if both the upper and lower lids are undergoing correction. Upper eyelid surgery involves an incision in the natural crease of the eye that allows for the removal of skin and fat. A very thin stitch is used to close the incision, which will be undetectable within the existing eyelid crease. Meanwhile, lower eyelid surgery can involve incisions immediately below the lash line or on the inside of the eyelid. Again, fat and excess skin are removed as well as loose muscle, and any indication that an incision was should be indiscernible.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our eyes are surrounded by the thinnest and most fragile skin on the face. It is an area that lacks collagen and elastin fibers so the skin in far more prone to stretching and sagging. Meanwhile, the constant contracting of more than 22 muscles around the eye pulls and strains the skin to produce a look of premature aging.
Blepharoplasty encompasses upper and lower eyelid surgery. It is a procedure to remove excess fat, skin ,and atrophied or loose muscle from the upper and lower eyelids in order to help reverse the signs of aging
During blepharoplasty, incisions are made within the natural creases of the eyelids or on the inside of the eyelids. The surgeon removes fat, excess skin and loose muscle, and then he closes the incision with very fine stitches to ensure any scars are indiscernible.
Fat and loose skin around the eyes usually appear with age, but some people show very early signs of premature aging. There is no set age at which this procedure can be performed, but the best candidates are people in good health and realistic about their expectations. Most eyelid surgery patients are 35+, but if droopy eyelids and under-eye bags have become bothersome at the age of 20, you should consider the surgery to enhance your appearance and build your self-esteem.
No. Eyelid surgery does not address crow’s feet and deep wrinkles under the eyes. Nor does this procedure eliminate horizontal brow lines or deep creases between the eyebrows. There are other surgical and non-surgical procedures designed for that, including a facelift, brow lift, Botox, dermal fillers, and skin resurfacing treatments.
View typical results for Eyelid Surgery
Upper and lower eyelid surgery is designed to turn that look of perpetual fatigue into a wide-eyed appearance of energy and youthful alertness. The procedure involves the removal of fatty deposits that cause puffiness, coupled with the elimination of skin folds hanging over the eye. Blepharoplasty also encompasses the removal of bags and excess skin below the eye, which may be drooping to such an extent that the eyes appear bloodshot and sickly.
Don’t be surprised if you’re addressed as”bright eyes.” That’s the look you’ll be sporting after you recover from your eyelid surgery. The puffiness, drooping, fine lines, and hound-like appearance will be a thing of the past. And when friends and associates look at you, they’ll see nothing but bright-eyed, youthful enthusiasm.
Recovery After an Eyelid Surgery:
After the surgery, expect swelling that will subside with each passing day. The stitches will usually be removed within 5 days and bruising will be apparent for 10 days or so. That bruising can easily be camouflaged by sunglasses in the first several days, after which you can apply foundation as a cover-up. And then before you know it, voila! In approximately two weeks, you’ll be ready to show off the rejuvenated new windows into your soul.
Prices for Eyelid Surgery:
The all-inclusive cost for eyelid surgery procedures includes:
NOTE: All expenses associated with your cosmetic procedure will be presented in writing for your approval prior to surgery. Affordable financing is available, and because Danik uses an outpatient facility, we are able to pass on to our surgery patients substantial savings.