Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that can be performed to correct a variety of issues with the eyelids. The aesthetic issues that can be resolved with a custom eyelid surgery at The Ariel Center include:

  • Drooping eyelids
  • Sagging skin
  • Overhanging upper eyelids
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Excess fat deposits

In some cases, eyelid surgery can also improve eyesight by correcting obstructions in the field of vision. The type of procedure that is performed will depend on the specific issue being addressed. Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. The surgery typically takes place under local anesthesia, and patients can expect to see results within a few weeks.

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What should I expect with eyelid surgery?

Blepharoplasty is typically an outpatient procedure performed under local or general anesthesia. During a blepharoplasty, the surgeon will make incisions in the skin around the eyes to remove excess tissue. In some cases, the surgeon may also reposition the muscles or fat around the eyes.

The results of blepharoplasty can vary, but most people report feeling more confident and refreshed after surgery. Recovery from blepharoplasty typically takes place over the course of several days, and patients should expect some bruising and swelling during this time.

What is the recovery like with a blepharoplasty?

The recovery from blepharoplasty will vary depending on the type of surgery that was performed. In most cases, the swelling and bruising will resolve within two weeks, however, it may take several months for the incisions to completely heal. Some patients may experience temporary redness and dryness after surgery. Most people can return to their normal activities within 1-2 weeks, however, it’s important to avoid strenuous activity or rubbing the eyes for at least four weeks after surgery.

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Eyelid Surgery FAQs

Can I do eyelid surgery on my upper eyelids only? What about my lower eyelids?

How do I determine whether I need a brow lift or a blepharoplasty?

How do I know if I am a good candidate for blepharoplasty?

Can I do eyelid surgery on my upper eyelids only? What about my lower eyelids?

Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that can be used to improve the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids. The upper eyelids can be lifted, and the lower eyelids can be tightened to address under-eye bags, sagging lower lids, or puffiness.

How do I determine whether I need a brow lift or a blepharoplasty?

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your upper eyelids, our surgeons will determine whether it is due to excess skin or lowered eyebrows. If the issue is the placement of your eyebrow, you could be better suited to a brow lift. One of our experienced surgeons will be able to tell you which procedure is right for you during your consultation.

How do I know if I am a good candidate for blepharoplasty?

You may be a good candidate for blepharoplasty if:

  • Your vision is impaired by sagging eyelid skin
  • You want to smooth the wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes
  • You want to restore a more youthful look to your upper face
  • You have heavy, under-eye bags or sagging lower lids

We invite you to a virtual consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon at The Ariel Center to discuss your goals and concerns. We provide virtual consultations with our plastic surgeons so you can plan your journey to our exclusive, state-of-the-art surgery center without the need for an initial, in-person meeting.

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