Our eyes are one of the first areas to show signs of aging. Therefore, eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is one of the most common procedures that patients desire. This surgery addresses the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both and is performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia in our office, depending on your specific case. The incision is typically placed in the upper eyelid, below the lower lash line, or inside the lower eyelid.
BENEFITS OF EYELID SURGERY
TYPES OF EYELID SURGERY
You will discuss your procedure goals and options during your consultation with one of our four surgeons. After that, your surgeon will recommend a procedure plan that aligns with your goals and fits your specific case needs. Finally, if you are ready to schedule your consultation, click the button below.
Upper eyelid surgery addresses and cleans up excess skin above the lash line to show more upper eyelid.
Lower eyelid surgery takes care of lower eyelid bags and excess skin. There are a variety of techniques that address subtle signs of aging to major signs of aging.
If you are a candidate for both an upper and lower blepharoplasty, the excess skin on the upper and lower eyelids is addressed along with lower eye bags.
EYELID SURGERY RECOVERY
You will have moderate swelling around the eyes. You will have a suture in each upper eyelid incision that is blue and slips out in the office on post-op day 5. Pain is minimal and well-controlled with oral pain medication. Using cool packs or ice and keeping your head above the level of your heart at all times will help minimize swelling and bruising, which tends to peak around days 3-4.
Sutures are removed on day 5. Any bruising will tend to settle in the lower eyelids (goes down with gravity) but should be resolving by this point. Swelling is mild to moderate.
At one month, patients are picture-perfect.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
All four of our surgeons will perform the upper eyelid in our office under local anesthesia. However, the lower eyelid would need to be determined by the surgeon and the patient's specific needs.