Eyelid Surgery

Surgery of the eyelid, also known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure in which excess tissue, skin, and/or fat are repositioned or removed. Eyelid surgery improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. It gives a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and alert. Eyelid surgery:

  • Can remove loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing peripheral vision
  • Can remove excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid
  • Can correct bags or puffiness under the eyes

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eyelid lower

Is This a Good Option For You?

A blepharoplasty procedure is usually performed on adult men and women who have healthy facial tissue and muscles, and have realistic goals for improvement of the upper and/or lower eyelids and surrounding area. Eyelid surgery may be a good option if:

  • You are physically healthy
  • You do not smoke
  • You do not have a serious eye condition
  • You have a positive outlook and specific, but realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance

More Information?

If you have questions, please contact us. We are always willing to help you determine if this is right for you. 

Eyelid Surgery Words To Know

  • Blepharoplasty: Eyelid surgery to improve the appearance of upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both.
  • Ectropion: When the lower eyelid is rolled outward after eyelid surgery; often a temporary condition.
  • General anesthesia: Drugs and/or gases used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.
  • Intravenous sedation: Sedatives administered by injection into a vein to help you relax.
  • Local anesthesia: A drug injected directly to the site of an incision during an operation to relieve pain.
  • Skin resurfacing: Treatment to improve the texture, clarity, and overall appearance of your skin.
  • Sutures: Stitches used by surgeons to hold skin and tissue together.
  • Transconjunctival incision: Incision hidden inside the lower eyelid.

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