Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift)
General Procedure Information
Both men and women often seek answers on how to diminish the appearance of dark circles, excess skin, and wrinkles around the eyes. Patients may feel the wrinkles make them look older than their true age. Excess sagging skin in the upper eyelid area can make eyes appear smaller or even affect vision. Puffy bags and sagging skin under the eyes can make the face appear perpetually tired no matter how much rest a person has had. Every patient has their own unique concerns that they’d like to change, whether it’s the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both.
A blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift, is a procedure that addresses the above concerns. After this surgery, patients can expect a natural, brighter, more rested appearance.
About the Surgery
The Procedure For an upper eyelid lift, an incision is carefully made in the crease of the upper eyelid. For a lower eyelid lift, an incision is made along the lower lash line. The incisions are placed in such a way so that when they are healed, they are nearly invisible and blend in with the natural creases of the eyelids. The appropriate amount of excess skin and fat are removed to give the patient a natural, refreshed look without compromising the important, necessary functions of the eyelids.
Procedure Length Approximately 1-2 hours under local or general anesthesia.
Surgery Location Accredited, outpatient surgical facility with the support of a board-certified anesthesiologist.
Recovery Patients should talk with Dr. Breister Ghosh about the physical demands of their job, but should usually plan for around 5-7 days off work. Patients are encouraged to intermittently apply ice packs to help resolve swelling.
Duration of Results Permanent, but overtime, aging will still occur.