Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is very affordable and one of our most popular procedures. Correcting droopy eyelids and under-eye bags will rejuvenate the eyes and can transform one's whole look from tired and heavy to refreshed and relaxed.
Eyelid Surgery FAQs
What does the procedure involve?
On the upper lid, the doctor makes a very fine incision in the crease of the eyelid. Excess fat and skin are removed and the incision is closed. Once healed, the scars are nearly invisible.
On the lower lid, there are two different approaches. One is called transconjunctival (through the inside of the lid) where excess fat is either removed, repositioned or both. No skin is removed and there is no visible scar. The other lower lid approach is most effective when there is excess skin as well as bags. A very fine incision is made near the lash line. The fat is either removed or repositioned. Sometimes the cheek muscle is slightly elevated, then excess skin is removed. Stitches are removed after four days.
How long is recovery?
Initially there is swelling and bruising. This usually resolves in two to three weeks. Most patients return to work after a week or two, using makeup to mask any remaining bruises.