Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Cosmetic eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, enhances the look of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, and the overall appearance of the face.

As we age, our eyes become hidden under the heavy brow skin that weighs on the upper eyelid and deep creases and/or bags become more prominent below the eye. In some cases, loose or hanging skin can even impair vision. Cosmetic eyelid surgery eliminates the excess skin and fat of the eyelids and restores the natural contour of the eye, creating a more natural, youthful appearance.

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Eyelid surgery is usually performed on adult men and women who have healthy facial tissue and muscles and have realistic goals for improvement.

Conditions that are treatable with eyelid surgery include:

  • Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids
  • Loose or hanging skin that folds and creases, disturbing the natural contour of the upper eyelid or impairing vision
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles along the lower eyelid
  • Bags or puffiness below the eyes
  • Sagging lower eyelids

Dr. Song can help you achieve a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes. You will look more rested and bright-eyed. If you are interested in learning more about this procedure, please contact South Coast Plastic Surgery and schedule a consultation with our surgeons.

SURGERY

Blepharoplasty is typically done under “twilight” anesthesia, and is often performed in conjunction with other facial procedures. While the upper or lower eyelids alone can be treated, the best results are usually obtained with the “quad” blepharoplasty. Incisions are inconspicuously placed in natural creases and lines and are very well concealed. Some patients may be candidates for a transconjunctival approach, which allows the surgeon to access the fat without making a skin incision. In certain cases, an eyelid tightening procedure may be necessary for a loose lower eyelid.

RECOVERY

Most patients do not experience much pain following surgery, but should expect some bruising and swelling. Most will resume normal activities within a few days, begin to wear makeup after one week, and resume social activities in two weeks.


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