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Blepharoplasty

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What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to enhance the appearance of the eyelids. It can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids, or both. The goal is to remove excess skin, eliminate bags under the eyes, and restore a more youthful and refreshed eye appearance.

Why should it be performed by an Ophthalmologist with a Specialty in Oculoplastic and not a Plastic Surgeon?

One of the most important distinctions between these two fields is that an oculoplastic surgeon has a practice that is more specialized to this particular part of the body and is concerned with preserving the function of the eye whereas a general plastic surgeon takes a more generalized approach, providing cosmetic and reconstructive procedures for the whole body.

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1 week after blepharoplasty
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3 weeks after surgery
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Image of profile after blepharoplasty
1 week after surgery
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3 weeks after surgery
invisible scar after blepharoplasthy
Invisible scar (This photo was taken 1 week after surgery)

Who Can Benefit from Blepharoplasty?

Candidates for blepharoplasty may include individuals who have:

  • Sagging or drooping skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision.
  • Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids.
  • Bags under the eyes.
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles.

While blepharoplasty is primarily cosmetic, it also can improve sight for those whose eyelids obstruct their vision.

Before surgery
One year after surgery.“I took 10 years off of me”
before blepharoplasty surgery
Real photo of our patient
First postoperative week blepharoplasty
First postoperative week real results not makeup or photoshop. In some patients, bruising is normal and usually disappears in a few weeks. But you can see the incredible improvement.

What Does the Procedure Involve?

Blepharoplasty is typically performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia with sedation. Here’s what generally happens during the procedure:

  1. Incisions: For upper eyelids, incisions are made in the crease to remove excess skin, muscle, and possibly fat. On the lower lid, the incision is typically just below the lashes or inside the eyelid.
  2. Removal or Redistribution of Fat: Excess fat and skin are removed or redistributed for a smoother contour.
  3. Closing the Incisions: The incisions are closed with sutures. If sutures are used, they are usually removed within a week.

Recovery and Expectations:

After the procedure, patients may experience swelling, bruising, irritation, or dry eyes. These symptoms can be managed with medication, cold compresses, and ointment (antibiotic and anti-inflammatory treatment).

While most people can return to normal activities within a week or two, complete recovery and the final results may take several weeks.

Real photo sent by our patient before surgery
improvement of visual field after blepharoplasty
1 year after his surgery, in addition to looking good aesthetically, he tells us that he sees better.
Real photo sent by our patient before surgery
small changes make a big difference after blepharoplasty
Small changes make a big difference. This patient sent us her photograph 3 years after her surgery.

Common Risks and Side Effects

• Bruising and Swelling: This is typical after surgery and usually subsides within weeks.

• Dry, Irritated Eyes: Patients may experience dryness, which can be alleviated with eye drops or ointment.

Temporary Blurred Vision: Vision may be affected temporarily due to swelling or ointment used during surgery.

• Infection and Bleeding: Similar to other surgical interventions, the likelihood of experiencing infection and bleeding is present, though it remains minimal.

• Scarring: Incision lines may result in scars, though they typically fade over time and are strategically placed to be hidden within natural eyelid structures.

• Difficulty Closing Eyes: Some patients may have trouble closing their eyelids fully after surgery; this is often temporary.

• Asymmetry in Healing: The eyelids may heal asymmetrically, sometimes necessitating additional surgery.

• Eyelid Function: Changes to the way the eyelids function can occur, which might require further corrective procedures. The risk is extremely low in expert hands.

ONE LAST THING I WANT TO MENTION IS THAT OUR OCULOPLASTIC SURGEON HAS MORE THAN 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND HAS PERFORMED THOUSANDS OF BLEPHAROPLASTIES.

References: American Academy of Ophthalmology. Eyelid Surgery (https://www.aao.org/eye-health/treatments/eyelid-surgery). Reviewed Apr. 25, 2022. Accessed 6/19/2023

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