Eyelid Surgery Overview
Eye surgery, also referred to as a blepharoplasty, is performed to correct the skin of the upper eyelid that can thin and become excessive over time, while the lower eyelid skin can lose elasticity and cause puffiness. This can create fat pouches that can become pronounced, causing bags beneath the eyes. At Moradi M.D. in San Diego, CA, Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Amir Moradi utilizes blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, to bring about subtle rejuvenation to the eye area. With this treatment, patients can look and feel years younger. Interested patients are asked to contact Moradi M.D. to schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more.
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Eyelid Surgery Surgical Technique
The procedure may either be performed on the upper eyelid only or the lower lid or both. There will be a difference in approaches when it comes to the upper and lower eyelids but the method is similar; removing any loose skin or tissue, and extracting or repositioning the fat deposit. There will also be separate incisions spots. It is important to understand that this will not help with other cosmetic issues such as crow’s feet, wrinkles or dark circles. The results of an eyelid surgery are fairly isolated within the upper and lower lid section only. There are other procedures that can be combined, for example, the use of BOTOX®, to create a maximized outcome.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
The most common problem with the upper eyelid is excess skin that droops and hangs over the eyes. Not only does this look unappealing, but it can also obstruct vision for a patient. The doctor will create an incision along the natural fold of the eyelid and extract any excess fat and tissue to remove any bulges. Once done, excess skin will also be trimmed and the cut will be closed with fine sutures. There are cases when fat tissues are only repositioned instead of excised.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
There are two options for incisions when it comes to lower eyelid surgery. This treatment will improve any appearance of bulging and sagging below the eye. Incisions may be made just slightly below the lash line and excess fat, tissue or skin will be excised. If the skin has retained good elasticity, a transconjunctival incision may be a better option as the cut is made inside the lower eyelid, which effectively makes any resulting scar concealed. A lower lid lift does not necessarily improve the dark circles that may occur under the eyes. The surgeon may recommend combining a lower blepharoplasty with another procedure such as a chemical peel or an injectable filler.
Eyelid Surgery During/After Surgery
Eyelid surgery is performed with general anesthesia. If the procedure involves both upper and lower eyelids, the plastic surgeon will typically manage the upper eyelid first. On average, it takes 1-2 hours to complete the operation. The patient will be sent home for recovery. For the first few days, there will be swelling and discoloration around the area. It is advised that the head is elevated for the first few days. Pain medications and antibiotics will be prescribed to manage the initial discomfort. Strenuous activities must also be restricted.
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Rejuvenate Your Eyes
If your eyes are feeling and looking tired, a blepharoplasty can be an effective way to address the sagging and loose skin around them. If you're interested in adding potential years back to your look, contact Moradi MD today to schedule a free consultation.