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Eyelid Surgery (“Blepharoplasty”) Overview
The natural aging process can bring about many different changes to your body. One area that experiences a significant degree of change is often times the eye area. Over the course of time, many people find that the eyelid skin will eventually begin to sag. Droopy upper eyelids and puffy bags under the eyes can make you look older and more tired than you feel, but eyelid surgery can rectify the problem
Also known as blepharoplasty, this surgical procedure is designed to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. It gives a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and alert.
How is Eyelid Surgery Performed?
Eyelid surgery is one of the most commonly performed facial plastic surgery procedures. To begin, patients will be given an anesthetic to help maintain comfort throughout the entire process. Dr. Moran will then actively work to remove any excess skin and recontour the remaining skin in the treatment area.
By removing small amounts of excess skin and fat, one can transform the eyelid region to a more youthful and refreshed look. The upper eyelid incision is hidden in the natural crease of the eyelid and is barely perceptible. The lower eyelid incision is so close to the lashes that it can barely be seen with the naked eye.
Conditions Treated With Eyelid Surgery
- Upper eyelid surgery can remove excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids.
- Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision, can be treated by eyelid lift surgery.
- Lower eyelid blepharoplasty can remove excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid.
- Bags under the eyes can be corrected by blepharoplasty.
- Lower eyelid surgery can correct the droopiness of the lower eyelids, showing white below the iris (colored portion of the eye).
Am I a candidate for eyelid surgery?
Eyelid surgery is typically performed on adult men and women who have healthy facial tissue and muscles and have realistic goals for improvement of the upper and/or lower eyelids and surrounding area.
- Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
- Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for blepharoplasty
- Individuals without serious eye conditions
You must tell your doctor if you suffer from any of the following conditions:
- Eye diseases such as glaucoma, dry eye or a detached retina
- Thyroid disorders such as Graves’ disease and under or overactive thyroid
- Cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure or other circulatory disorders or diabetes
Dr. Moran is extremely knowledgeable and very professional. I love that she listens and takes time to answer my questions. I have had many visits and have had botox, fillers, and my upper eyelids done and have been thrilled with the results…. I would recommend Dr. Moran to all my friends
Where is eyelid surgery performed?
Eyelid is performed on an out-patient basis. This means patients will be able to return home the same day, soon after it is completed. Patients undergoing surgery should refrain from driving and should arrange for assistance to help with going home. Our procedures are performed at a nearby fully accredited outpatient surgery center.
Anesthesia and Medication
The upper eyelid procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia with sedation, while the lower eyelid procedure is performed under general anesthesia with intravenous sedation.
Most patients recover well enough to return to the work and most normal activities, including vigorous exercise, in about 7 to 10 days.
How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?
The price of every cosmetic procedure varies from patient to patient depending on their individual needs. During your consultation, we’ll assess the current state of your eyes to develop a surgical plan that’s tailored to your specific needs. Once we have developed a plan of action, we’ll discuss the cost of your eyelid surgery. We also provide affordable financing options through CareCredit.
Contact Our Office
Dr. Mary Lynn Moran is a highly-skilled, board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. She is committed to providing you with stunning results that you can carry with confidence. If you’re interested in learning more about eyelid surgery, contact our office to schedule your consultation today.