How Does a Blepharoplasty Work?
Your LPS surgeon performs blepharoplasty using IV anesthesia or a local anesthetic with oral medication. The procedure uses incisions hidden in the creases of the eyelids or inside the lower lid. These allow the surgeon to remove excess skin and fat, reposition fat pads that have shifted, and tighten eyelid muscles. The healed incisions will become almost invisible.
How Long Does a Blepharoplasty Last?
An eyelid lift can undo many signs of aging in the eye area, but it cannot stop the aging process. Blepharoplasty results typically last ten to fifteen years or even longer. You can prolong the results of your procedure by taking care of this delicate skin, including consistent sun protection. Our skincare experts can recommend a range of effective products.
Upper vs. Lower Blepharoplasty
You may wonder if you need an upper or lower eyelid lift. Which procedure you need depends on you the concerns you want to address. If both eyelids show signs of aging, you might benefit from having both procedures.
You may benefit from an upper blepharoplasty if you want to address sagging, wrinkling, or drooping upper eyelids. The procedure can even improve your vision by removing extra skin that has sagged far enough to obstruct your eyesight.
This procedure addresses undereye bags, hollowness, and drooping. Your surgeon will tighten the skin and muscle. They may also remove or rearrange fat pads that cause the appearance of undereye bags.