Cosmetic eyelid surgery removes the excess fat and wrinkled, drooping skin of the upper eyelids that can make you look tired or sad. It also eliminates bags under your eyes and tightens your lower eyelid skin. The result is a more alert and rested appearance.
How is Eyelid Surgery Performed ?
Drs. Thomas and Jeffries make an incision that is hidden within the natural eyelid fold. The incision extends slightly beyond the outside corner of your eye where it easily blends into existing laugh lines or other creases. If your upper eyelid problem is aggravated by sagging of your eyebrows, then Drs. Thomas and Jeffries may recommend a brow lift.
There are several approaches to lifting the brow that the doctors may recommend. These range from limited incision “endoscopic” lifts, to the traditional open approach.
Treatment of the lower eyelids often requires an incision that is hidden just below your lower lashes. If your lower eyelid skin is not excessive, Drs. Thomas and Jeffries may decide to use a different technique that removes fat through an incision placed inside the lid. A laser is sometimes used, if necessary, to resurface the lower eyelid skin and to achieve a small degree of skin tightening.
Where is this procedure performed?
The procedure is performed in the office or surgical center as an outpatient procedure. Most patients report manageable or minimal pain. After surgery, you can expect some swelling that may persist for a week or longer. Within a week, you can wear makeup to conceal any remaining discoloration and you can return to your normal activity within ten days.
This information is for educational purposes only and not intended to render medical advice.
For more information please visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website.