Blepharoplasty restores a natural, more youthful shape to the eyelids by removing the excess skin and fat that causes hooding of the eyelids. A blepharoplasty can also address the puffiness or ‘bags’ within the eyelids that can make eyes look tired.
Using meticulous techniques, the upper eyelid is reshaped and the protruding fat pads are removed or repositioned to their natural place.
In the lower eyelid, excess skin and fat is also removed if needed. If there is a depression running from the inner corner of the eye to the cheek, also known as “tear trough deformity”, it can also be corrected by repositioning the fat of the area with cautious to avoid a hollow appearance. If an ectropion, or sagging lower eyelid, is diagnosed before the surgery it can be corrected together with the blepharoplasty.
The procedure is done on an outpatient basis and light activities can begin the next day. Within 1-2 weeks everyday activities can commence regularly. The appearance of the eyes improves gradually until 6 weeks after the surgery.
Skin care and sun protection is necessary during the recovery period.
Ultimately, a blepharoplasty is designed to make you feel and look younger, brighter and healthier. Results are long-lasting.