Combining state of the art techniques, our surgeons rejuvenate the eyelids resulting in a more youthful appearance. During the aging process, the eyelid skin stretches, muscles weaken, and fat accumulates around the eyes, causing bags above and below. The procedure may include removal of excess skin and fat to correct puffy, sagging or tired looking eyes. In select patients, excess fat from the lower eyelid may be transposed or injected below the eyes to correct any undesirable hollow region below. Wrinkles may be improved by direct removal of excess skin and/or muscle or by laser re-surfacing. Though Blepharoplasty is often performed as a single procedure, it may be combined with a browlift, facelift, or skin resurfacing to achieve the best results.
In lower eyelid surgery, the incision is made in an inconspicuous site along the lashline and smile creases of the lower lid. Excess fat, muscle, and skin are then trimmed away before the incision is closed with fine sutures. Eyelid puffiness caused primarily by excess fat may be corrected by a transconjunctival blepharoplasty. The incision in this case is made inside the lower eyelid, and excess fatty material is removed. When sutures are used to close this kind of incision, they are invisible to the eye. They are also self-dissolving and leave no visible scar.Blepharoplasty usually takes one to three hours, depending on the extent of the surgery.