Blepharoplasty Procedure Upper and Lower Eye Lid Surgery
What is a Blepharoplasty?
A blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a procedure done to improve the appearance or function of the eyelids. This procedure can be done on the upper lids, lower lids, or both.
Who is a Candidate?
Individuals who are experiencing excess skin that obscures the natural fold of the upper eyelids, have loose upper eyelid skin, have a puffy appearance to the upper eyelids making you appear sad or tired, or have bags or dark circles under the eyes. Dr. Chao can help to determine if this procedure is right for you through an in-office consultation.
The Blepharoplasty Procedure
Depending on the extensiveness of the procedure, it may be performed in office or in a certified operating room. The eyelid surgery procedure can be done on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. During upper eyelid surgery, an incision line will be made along the natural eyelid crease through which excess skin, muscle, and fat will be removed. Any incisions will then be closed with sutures.
During lower eyelid surgery, an incision will be made below the lower lash line or within the inside of the eyelid. Excess skin and fat will be removed, and incisions will be closed with sutures.
Because incisions are made in the natural crease of the eyelid, scarring will be as inconspicuous as possible, and after healed, they are virtually unnoticeable.
Results and Recovery
Following a blepharoplasty, patients may experience swelling, bruising, irritation, dry eyes, or discomfort. These symptoms can be controlled with pain medication, cold compresses, and prescribed ointment. Any sutures will be removed within 5-7 days of the surgery. It is important to follow Dr. Chao’s specific post-op instructions for best results.
If you are interested in learning more about eyelid surgery in the Latham, NY area for a rejuvenated eye appearance, contact our office today.