Do You Have Tired Eyes? Puffy Eyes? Need an Eyelid lift?

The eyes are often considered the window to our souls. Loose skin is often a normal part of aging. However, it can make you look older, more tired, and worn especially when it involves the eyelids. Blepharoplasty involves the removal of excess skin, bags, and fat from the upper and/or lower eyelids. The result is an overall more rejuvenated and brighter appearance. Eyelid surgery may be covered by insurance if it is deemed medically necessary to treat the excessive skin redundancy. Symptoms associated with excessive eyelid skin include a sensation of heaviness, eye fatigue, irritation of eyelashes in the eyes, and decreased peripheral vision. Photos are often submitted to insurance in addition to visual field testing which is obtained at the optometry or ophthalmology clinic.

Eyelid surgery can treat: Loose skin of the eyelids, Puffy Upper eyelids, Lower eyelid bags, Improve field of vision, Improve application of eye makeup, and Create a fresh and brighter appearance to the eyes.

What to Expect?

Internal vs. external approach is typically dictated by the problem area. Excessive skin and deep lower eyelid bags is best addressed with an external skin incision. Fullness of the lower eyelids due only to fat may be addressed with an internal incision. Other procedures can be combined with blepharoplasty through a single incision such as ptosis repair, Asian eyelid (double eyelid) surgery, midface suspension.

What are the side effects and downtime for eyelid surgery?

    • Most patients experience minor swelling in the region of the upper eyelids for a few days. Pain is typically minimal with upper eyelid surgery. Mild bruising may occur around the incision. After 7 days, you may return to work. Strenuous exercise may be resumed after two weeks.
    • Lower eyelid surgery typically requires a longer period of recovering, taking on average 3-4 due to decreased drainage of the lower eyelids.
    • Contraindications to eyelid surgery may include prior radiation or skin cancer, dry eyes disorder, active skin infection, unstable eye or visual conditions.

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