Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) is a procedure to both sculpture fat and remove excess skin from the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery may correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below your eyes. However, it will not remove crow’s feet or other wrinkles, eliminate dark circles under your eyes, or lift sagging eyebrows.
Blepharoplasty may be performed alone, or in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures such as a facelift or forehead lift.
Blepharoplasty usually takes one to three hours, depending on the extent of surgery. In a typical procedure, Dr. Baroody makes incisions following the natural lines of your eyelids; in the creases of your upper lids, and just below the lashes in the lower lids. The incisions may extend into the crow’s feet or laugh lines at the outer corners of your eyes. Working through these incisions, Dr. Baroody separates the skin from the underlying fatty tissue and muscle, removes some excess fat, and often trims sagging skin and muscle. A common procedure performed by Dr. Baroody is relocation of the fat pads to the ccheek which helps blend the cheek into the lower eyelid. This technique also blunts the deep line beneath the eyelid. The incisions are then closed with very fine sutures.
If you have a pocket of fat beneath your lower eyelids but don’t need to have any skin removed, Dr. Baroody may perform a transconjunctival blepharoplasty. In this procedure the incision is made inside your lower eyelid, leaving no visible scar. It is usually performed on younger patients with thicker, more elastic skin.
If you are considering eyelid surgery, call today to schedule a cosmetic consultation!
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