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Eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty Surgery
In City 1, State

Eyelid Surgery is Either Cosmetic or Medical

Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is a surgical procedure that reduces “puffy eyes” or bagginess from lower or upper eyelids. The surgery aims to improve the appearance of the eyelids and is typically done for cosmetic purposes.

However, this same procedure can massively benefit older people when their upper eyelids are overly saggy and disrupt their vision. Blepharoplasty, however, does not address facial wrinkles, crow’s feet, or dark circles underneath the eyes.

Elderly woman after blepharoplasty
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Your Oculoplastic Surgeon & Blepharoplasty Surgery

An oculoplastic surgeon will administer medications and local anesthesia before the surgery. During the procedure, incision lines designed by Ophthalmologist Name will conceal any scars resulting from the surgery, which will fit the natural structures of your eyelid.

In most cases, the oculoplastic surgeon will remove or reposition fat deposits, tighten muscles, and/or remove excess skin through the incision made in your upper eyelid. The incision for lower eyelids is hidden just below the lower lashes to ensure scarring is close to invisible. Most incisions are closed with sutures or skin glue, which can be removed within a week. Some surgeons may also incorporate laser or chemical peel to reduce discoloration of the lower eyelids.

For a consultation on blepharoplasty or other eyelid conditions, we welcome you to call or schedule online

After Blepharoplasty Surgery

Follow the surgery, the patient may experience bruising and swelling around the eyelids. However, once these effects subside, the skin around the eyelids will be smoother, well-defined, and bring about a younger, rejuvenated appearance.

Who's an Ideal Candidate For Eyelid Surgery?

Ideal candidates are people who are in relatively good health and have realistic expectations of the procedure. It’s important to speak to your surgeon on how blepharoplasty can help you address baggy or droopy eyelids. Blepharoplasty candidates are typically older than 35 years of age.

Realistic Expectations Following an Eyelid Surgery Or Blepharoplasty

Upper eyelid surgery often lasts a number of years, whereas lower eyelid surgery may need to be repeated. Results vary based on the age of the patient when the surgery was first performed.

If your eyelids are affecting your vision and you feel that it is a medical necessity, schedule an eye exam with one of our doctors. If the eye doctor determines that you eyelids are indeed a medical issue, your medical insurance may provide coverage.

Complications Following Eyelid Surgery

Complications are very rare, but certain symptoms can develop following an eyelid surgery:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Dry eyes
  • An abnormal coloring of the eyelids
  • Eyelid skin that folds in or out
  • Inability to close eyes completely
  • A pulled-down lower lid lash line
  • Loss of vision

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