Feb 27, 2020
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, or surgery on the eyelid, is a minimal surgical procedure that lifts the eyelids.
Candidates for this procedure often times are not just enhancing their facial appearance, many times as we age our eyelids will droop and reduce vision.
The human eye, in most cases, has a 120-130 degree vertical field of view. Over the years, drooping eyelids can reduce this drastically and decrease our natural vision.
This procedure can be performed on the upper or lower eyelid, both in some cases.
Our candidates range from older gentlemen looking to increase their field of view and quality of life to younger ladies looking to enhance the appearance of their eyelids.
How do I know if I’m a candidate?
- Do you want to enhance your facial appearance?
- Are you wanting to increase and enhance your natural vision?
- Have you wanted to remove excess skin or wrinkles in upper & lower eyelids?
- Are there bags under your eyes that you would like to remove?
If you answered “yes” to any of these simple questions, then it’s a good idea to schedule a preliminary consultation.
What eyelid surgery can treat?
- Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
- Fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids
- Bags under the eyes
- Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
- Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid
How do you prepare for eyelid surgery?
The patient should have a detailed discussion about the procedure, along with potential risks and benefits.
The patient should follow the doctor’s instructions before the day of surgery.
This will allow the patient to have any necessary items such a gel packs, artificial tears, and gauze at home prior to their return from surgery.
Recovery time is 10 – 14 days on average.