Blepharoplasty Eyelid Lift Surgery

The eyelids often are the first area of the face to show signs of aging. Over time, the upper eyelids develop excess hanging skin which causes the lids to drop and the eyelids to be obscured. Under eye bags develop when the fat pads under the eyes bulge and expand, making the lids look puffy and tired. Laxity of the lower eyelid skin and underlying muscle also causes bags and lower eyelid hollows to develop. The eyebrows also play an important role in the aging of the upper eyelids. Low brows contribute to eyelid "hooding" especially on the outer corners of the eyelids.

Beautiful eyes with eyelid surgery

Upper Blepharoplasty - Eyelid Lift Surgery?

Upper Eyelid Lift SurgeryCosmetic upper lid blepharoplasty is a common procedure that is requested. During an upper lid blepharoplasty, an incision is made across the upper eyelid and the excess skin is removed. Fat is strategically sculpted or repositioned to improve the contour of the upper eyelid. The incision is placed in the natural crease of the upper eyelid, so that it is hidden from view. As trained cosmetic surgeons, Our doctors are able to evaluate other issues that may be associated with your upper eyelid aging changes. Ptosis, is a common condition where the upper eyelid falls and obscures the pupil. This can contribute to a tired look. In your consultation we will evaluate your eyelids for ptosis and make recommendations as needed. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty can be performed simply with local anesthesia in the office. Patients go home after surgery and resume most activities the next day.


Lower Eyelid Lift SurgeryLower Blepharoplasty - Eyelid Lift Surgery?

The goal of lower eyelid blepharoplasty is to restore a youthful contour to the lower eyelids. When eyelid bags develop, patients often complain of looking tired even after a good night's rest. No matter what they do, they can't get rid of the bags and tired look to the eyes. Our doctors take great care to individually tailor their approach for patients seeking natural-looking lower eyelid rejuvenation. Since each person's eyelids are unique, your doctor will use one of several different approaches for lower eyelid surgery, based on your own individual needs. For the lower-lid blepharoplasty, we will use either a trans-conjuctival or a subcillary approach. The first provides safe and easy access to the bags to be removed, without a skin incision. This is usually indicated for younger patients with small eyelid bags. There is no visible scar on the skin.

What Exactly Does a Blepharoplasty Repair?

A blepharoplasty can fix any or all of the following problems:

  • Tired looking eyes
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Thin, crepey or crepe-paper skin of the eyelids
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Puffy bags under the eyes
  • Deep tear troughs
  • Hooding of the eyelids
  • Asian eyelids that lack the upper lid crease
  • Prominent crows feet
Eyelid Lift Surgery