Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

One of the more common cosmetic surgeries performed on men, eyelid surgery, also called an eyelid lift or blepharoplasty, can rejuventate puffy, sagging or tired-looking eyes by removing excess fat, skin and muscle from the upper and/or lower eyelids.  As we age, our upper eyelids begin to droop which can result in several problems. In addition to being aesthetically unappealing droopy eyelids can also impair vision.

Blepharoplasty is ideal for the correction of:

  • Loose, sagging and/or folded upper eyelids that may limit vision
  • Puffy fat deposits in the upper eyelids
  • Under-eye bags
  • Sagging lower eyelids that may show the white of the eyes below the iris
  • Excess skin in the lower eyelids
  • Fine wrinkles in the lower eyelids

Blepharoplasty cannot raise the eyebrows or reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles, crow’s feet or dark circles under the eyes. However, eyelid lifts can be combined with other procedures such as brow lifts, BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments and laser procedures to achieve these results.

Blepharoplasty is a rather straightforward procedure that can be done in under an hour.  Most patients resume activities in 3-5 days, when non-absorbable stitches are removed, and return to work in about 10 days. By one to two months after surgery, the true results of the eyelid lift are realized: a more awake and cheerful look around the eyes. These effects can last for a long time and are sometimes even permanent.

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