Upper eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, improves the appearance of the upper eyelids by removing or repositioning fat, excess skin or muscle to make you look more rested and youthful. Excess skin can cause hooding over the eyelids, which creates a tired appearance, but blepharoplasty is designed to remove excess deposits of fat that make the upper-eyelids appear puffy and droopy. This procedure can be performed alone or with other procedures to enhance the contour of the face.
Lower eyelid surgery is designed to correct puffy or baggy eyes to create a refreshed, more youthful look. This procedure improves the eyelid cheek junction, which may involve the repositioning or resectioning of fat and excess skin. Lower eyelid surgery may be performed either alone or in tandem with other procedures, as patients who have more extensive malar bags or descent of the cheek may also benefit from a check or midface lift.
Droopy eyelids are caused by a condition called ptosis, which can impair vision and peripheral vision, especially at night. Ptosis is caused when the eyelid margin falls or droops over the colored part of the eye, resulting in a tired look.
Eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. Patients may be sensitive to light after surgery, and we recommend that you abstain from wearing contacts for approximately two weeks. Many of our patients return to normal activity in one to two weeks and resume full activity in four to six weeks.