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Eyelid Surgery

Upper Eyelids

The most common signs of aging in the upper eyelids are loose skin and excess “Fat Pockets,” resulting in a sad or tired appearance.

Procedure
Upper Blepharoplasty is the medical term used to describe upper eyelid surgery. Excess skin and fat are removed via an incision in the natural crease. Muscles resulting in frown lines between the brows can also be modified to diminish the lines.

Operative Time
45 min. to 1 hour

Anesthesia
Usually local with IV sedation. General optional.

Risks
Although rare, dry eye syndrome or the inability to completely close the lids has been reported.

Recovery
Generally 7-10 days acceptable appearance at social distance.

Lower Eyelids

The most common signs of aging in the lower eyelids are loose skin, excess “bulging” fat, and droopiness.

Procedure
Lower Blepharoplasty is the medical term used to describe lower eyelid rejuvenation. Apparent excess fat is repositioned and or removed and redundant skin excised. The lower eyelid is usually also tightened (canthopexy) to correct or prevent future droopiness. Incisions are made on the inside of the lid, the outside or combination depending on the degree of aging.

Operative Time
1 1/2 to 2 hours

Anesthesia
Local with IV sedation. General optional.

Risks
Although rare, dry eye syndrome, visual disturbances, round eye appearance, droopy eyelid (ectropion) have been reported.

Recovery
Generally 10-14 days acceptable appearance at social distances.