As we age, the thin skin of the eyelids can look puckered or give our eyes a sunken appearance. Pockets of fat in the lower eyelid area also contribute to a tired, aged look. If these factors have affected your appearance, you could benefit from eyelid enhancement surgery, or blepharoplasty. The procedure specifically targets the area around the eyelid, helping fix the damage done by the aging process.
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Eyelid enhancement can be performed on the upper or the lower eyelid. For the upper eyelid, our surgeon makes an incision on the natural fold, removes excess skin and fatty tissue, and tightens the underlying muscle. For the lower eyelid, our surgeon makes the incision along the bottom of the lash line. Consult with your surgeon to decide whether one or both procedures will help you achieve the look you want. Eyelid enhancement is performed under general anesthesia and takes around two hours to complete.
Eyelid enhancement is often done in conjunction with similar procedures. It can be combined with other facial procedures, such as rhinoplasty.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is recovery like? Eyelid enhancement is an outpatient procedure, and you can leave the surgery center on the same day. You should apply ice packs to your face to help minimize swelling, and complete recovery should take only a few days.
Will the difference be noticeable? Eyelid enhancement is one of the subtlest cosmetic procedures you can undergo. That doesn’t mean the effects aren’t noticeable. Your friends and family might notice that you look different, but also struggle to discern exactly what that difference is.
Will the procedure damage my eyes or my vision? No. In fact, it may actually help your vision, as the procedure can remove excess skin or tissue getting in the way of the eyes.