Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is designed to remove the excess skin, fatty deposits and wrinkles around the upper and lower eyelids. It will create a more rested and refreshed look.*
For upper lid blepharopalsty, the procedure is performed with a thin incision in the natural crease of the upper lid. This is nearly invisible in most people. The excess skin is removed and the heavy look over the eye is elevated.*
There are two methods of performing lower lid surgery. A transconjuctival approach is performed through the inside of the eyelid, allowing fat deposits to be removed or repositioned. This approach leaves no visible scar and is an excellent operation for many patients. For patients who require excess skin to be removed from the lower lid, an incision is done just below the lower lash line. The scar fades nicely over a short period of time and is very difficult to notice, allowing even male patients to return to work within a week.*
The procedure is performed at our outpatient surgery center and patients return home the day of surgery. Post-operative discomfort is minor and easily controlled with oral pain medication. Blepharoplasty patients often experience swelling and bruising around the eyes for the first week. Many patients return to work after the first week.*
Patients often have the following procedures in combination with blepharoplasty: brow lift, face lift, dermabrasion, chemical peel.*
For more information regarding blepharoplasty, including 3D animation of how the procedure is performed, visit the American Society of Plastic Surgery’s website by clicking here.
Do you have questions about eyelid surgery? Feel free to contact our patient coordinator at 310-539-6500 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org .
* Disclaimer : Results may vary based patients’ specific situation.