Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure to rejuvenate the eye area of the face. It often involves 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 appearance of the face. This procedure is commonly performed on both men and women.
How is the Blepharoplasty (upper or lower eyelid surgery) procedure performed?
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.
If you are interested in learning more about blepharoplasty please call CARE Plastic Surgery at (919)-484-4884 to speak with one of our Patient Care Coordinators. They will be happy to give you more information and assist you in setting up a consultation with our highly trained surgeon.