Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
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Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure to rejuvenate the eye area of the face. It often involves the removal of excess fat and skin from the upper and lower eyelids. The procedure can help correct signs of aging and the “tired look” of drooping upper lids and puffy bags below the eyes. A forehead lift is commonly performed in conjunction with blepharoplasty to improve the overall appearance of the eyes. Blepharoplasty is often combined with other cosmetic procedures as well, such as facelift and/or fat grafting to the face to surgically enhance the appearance of the face. This procedure is commonly performed on both men and women.
The eyelid surgery procedure is performed through hidden incisions within the natural creases of the upper eyelid, below the lash line of the lower eyelids, or inside the eyelid itself without skin incisions. The location of scars will vary depending on your needs. Recovery from blepharoplasty usually requires a week off work and two weeks for any bruising to subside.