Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
What is Blepharoplasty?
As you age, your eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess fat may gather above and below your eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids and bags under your eyes. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is an excellent option to improve the appearance of the upper and/or lower eyelids to make your eyes look refreshed and rejuvenated.
You might consider blepharoplasty if sagging eyelids keep your eyes from opening completely or pull down your lower eyelids. Removing excess tissue from your upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both can improve vision and make your eyes appear younger and more alert.
Blepharoplasty may be an option if you have:
- Baggy or droopy upper eyelids
- Excess skin of the upper eyelids that interferes with your peripheral vision
- Droopy lower eyelids, which may cause white to show below the colored part of the eye (iris)
- Excess skin on the lower eyelids
- Bags under your eyes
Upper eyelid surgery is highly effective in correcting the "hooding" and puffiness of the upper eyelid and inner corner of the eyelid. It will restore a more youthful, alert appearance, and can also be used to enhance the upper eyelid crease.
Lower eyelid surgery targets the bulging fat of lower eye bags by remove excess skin and improving the contour.
Another type of eyelid surgery, called transconjunctival blepharoplasty, is suitable for people with more elastic skin. In this procedure, no skin is removed, just fat.
What to expect from the surgery?
The surgery is done at our facility by one of our highly experienced dermatologic surgeons and is usually 1 to 2 hours in duration. You will be able to return home immediately after surgery however you will have some restrictions that will be explained to you.
Following the surgery, it is normal to experience some redness, swelling, and bruising around the incision areas, excessive tearing, and temporary blurred vision.
How to schedule a consult
To discuss if the option of Blepharoplasty is right for you, please call to schedule your consultation at 514-788-3200 for Dr. Carey and 514-788-3300 for Dr. Wang.