How Does Eyelid Surgery Work?
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, removes excess skin and fatty tissue and repositions underlying muscle to reduce the aged appearance around your eyes. Even subtle changes to the tissues around your eyes can dramatically restore a youthful, renewed appearance for LPS patients.
An upper eyelid surgery is performed by making an incision in the crease of the upper eyelid. Your LPS surgeon will remove drooping fatty tissue that causes eyelid sagging. They may also lift underlying muscle that may have shifted with age. Finally, the excess skin is removed and the incision closed.
A lower eyelid surgery involves an incision just beneath the lashes of the lower eye or an incision made within the inside of the lower eyelid. Fatty tissue that contributes to puffiness or eye baggage is removed, and skin may be removed to improve skin tightness around the eyes.
The results are literally eye-opening, with a brighter, fresher look that takes years off your appearance. Incisions are well-hidden, so scarring is minimal and virtually unnoticeable.
Am I a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
Candidates for blepharoplasty are typically healthy men and women 35 or older who are unhappy with skin laxity, wrinkles, and puffiness around their eyes. Some patients with thyroid concerns, Grave’s disease, tear duct disorders, and circulation disorders may need alternative treatment. Please check first with your primary doctor if you suffer from one of these conditions. Eyelid surgery can restore youthful alertness to your eyes, but the procedure does not change the shape of your eyes. Schedule a consultation at Longwood Plastic Surgery to learn what to expect from blepharoplasty.