The eyes tend to be focus of the face, and the first signs of aging are often seen there. A blepharoplasty is intended to eliminate the deep lines, puffiness, and loose, sagging skin of the upper eyelids, or to alleviate the excessively tired look of the bags and wrinkles of the lower eyelids, creating a more rejuvenated, youthful appearance.
The incision lines of a blepharoplasty are well concealed in the folds of the upper eyelid and along the eyelashes of the lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty is often performed in conjunction with a facelift or a browlift, but may be performed alone, particularly for those on a tighter budget. A blepharoplasty can also correct the sagging skin from the upper eyelids that may impair vision. Please contact our office for more information regarding possible insurance coverage and the pre-determination process.
Upper blepharoplasty can sometimes be done under local anesthesia.
Sutures for the upper eyes are removed in 3 to 5 days. Sutures of the lower eyes in 5 to 7 days.
We typically do some fat grafting to the lower lid blepharoplasty to improve the shadowing and contour, as part of the procedure.
Post op restrictions are limited to sleeping elevated and not bending over for about a week, to help with swelling and healing. You will use an eye ointment specific for eyes until the sutures are removed. And contact wearers may not wear their contacts for 2 weeks post procedure.