How is Blepharoplasty Performed?

By removing puffy bags and correcting droopy eyelids, a blepharoplasty can provide a rejuvenated look. It may even help you see better. During an eyelid lift, Dr. Burton will make a tiny incision along the natural lines of your eyelids and remove excess fat, skin and muscle. The skin is then tightened to give a firm, smooth appearance, and then closed with fine sutures. Scars are nearly invisible as they blend into the natural lines around your eyes. A blepharoplasty typically is associated with only minimal discomfort. Dr. Burton will give you specific post-operative instructions that should be followed for best results. After your procedure, some swelling and bruising is expected, but typically, most of it will diminish within two weeks. Many cosmetic surgery patients choose blepharoplasty because of the dramatically noticeable results.

Upper Blepharoplasty

Upper blepharoplasty, or removal of excess skin and fat from the upper eyelid, is usually performed for cosmetic reasons, but can be considered medically necessary when the excess skin covers the eyelid or deflects the eyelashes downward affecting the visual field. In this procedure, the excess skin is removed along with appropriate amounts of fatty tissue to rejuvenate the upper eyelid appearance. The procedure is appropriate for both women and men.

Lower Blepharoplasty

Lower blepharoplasty can correct drooping lower lids and puffy bags below the eyes to help patients look younger. Baggy or puffy lower eyelids are due to the protrusion of fatty compartments in the eyelids. Removal or rearrangement of this fat, along with a skin excision or laser resurfacing, gives a more rested and youthful appearance under the eyes. This technique gives a natural look to the rejuvenated eyelids with minimal to no change in the lower eyelid position or contour.

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