Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty or an eyelid lift, is a plastic surgery procedure that enhances the appearance of your upper and lower eyelids and surrounding skin. Dr. Daniel Brauman specializes in eyelid surgery and has helped many women and men attain a more youthful, rested appearance through this procedure. If you’re tired of loose skin and bags under your eyes, this surgical approach may be right for you. Schedule an appointment online or call the office today to learn more.
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a procedure to address excess skin on your upper and lower eyelids. As you age, your skin loses a degree of elasticity. That, in combination with gravity, can cause the delicate skin on your eyelids to sag.
You might be choosing eyelid surgery for cosmetic reasons, for example, to improve your general appearance or reduce upper- and lower-lid bagginess. In other cases, blepharoplasty is performed for medical reasons, like to remove excess skin on your upper eyelids that’s impeding proper vision.
The process begins with anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout. Next, Dr. Brauman makes an incision to access to the underlying tissues. Regardless of whether the incision is on the upper or lower lid, care is taken to place the incision in such a way that your natural eyelid shape conceals the thin scar.
Depending on your specific needs, the next step involves Dr. Brauman removing or repositioning fat deposits, tightening muscles, and removing excess eyelid skin. Once he achieves the optimal shape, he closes the incisions.
You can choose to have other cosmetic procedures performed while under anesthesia for eyelid surgery, including laser resurfacing, dermal fillers, forehead lifts.
After your procedure, you may need medication to reduce pain and prevent infection. You may experience swelling, bruising, dry eyes, or irritation for a few days. Most common side effects can be addressed with special ointments and cold compresses.
If sutures were used to close your incisions, they might need to be removed at a follow-up visit. Dr. Brauman explains your recovery process in detail and advises you on when to resume normal activities and schedule your follow-up care.
Protecting your eyes from the sun is critical in the immediate aftermath of eyelid surgery. Darkly tinted sunglasses can help, but it’s better to remain indoors as much as possible during times of peak sunlight until the healing process is complete.
Eyelid surgery can make a world of difference if you’re unhappy with the appearance of your upper or lower eyelids. Don’t delay scheduling an appointment to learn more about blepharoplasty and how it can work for your specific needs.