As you get older, your eyelid skin stretches, muscles weaken and fat can accumulate around the eyes causing “bags.” Eyelid surgery (i.e., blepharoplasty) can correct upper lids, lower lids, or both.
Blepharoplasty surgeries are performed at our Westlake location, which has earned a “Gold Seal Approval” outpatient surgery center accreditation by the Joint Commission. This honor is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
How is an eyelid surgery performed?
Using a local anesthesia, the patient remains awake and comfortable during the entire process. For an upper blepharoplasty, a very fine incision is placed in the natural crease above each eyelid and allowing for repositioning of fat deposits, tightening of muscles and tissue, and/or removal of excess skin. For a lower blepharoplasty, an incision is made just below the lower lash line and excess skin in the lower eyelids is removed. The incisions are closed with very fine sutures.
What kind of downtime is required for eyelid surgery?
Results of the eyelid surgery appear gradually as swelling and bruising subsides to reveal a smooth, better-defined eyelid and surrounding region. Most people feel ready to go out in public (and back to work) in a week to ten days after an eyelid surgery. By then, depending on your rate of healing, you’ll likely be able to wear makeup to hide any bruising that remains.