What Will a Blepharoplasty Do For You?
A blepharoplasty is the procedure used to correct dermatochalasis of the eyelids. Dermatochalasis is the presence of excess skin and/or fatty tissue on the eyelids. This can occur in the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or both. A blepharoplasty will remove the extra skin and fatty tissue, leaving you with a beautiful, refreshed look.
Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
An upper eyelid blepharoplasty can be combined with other procedures such as a brow repair, upper eyelid ptosis repair, or a lower eyelid blepharoplasty. This type of surgery can be performed in the office under local anesthesia or in an outpatient setting where you can receive IV sedation. Excess skin is marked out to be removed. Skin, muscle, and some fat is generally removed and possibly repositioned. The majority of the bruising and swelling lasts for 1-2 weeks but routine activity can be resumed after a couple days.
Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty can be done as a solo procedure or can be combined with others. The incision for a lower eyelid blepharoplasty can be made on the outside of the eyelid just below the lashes, allowing concurrent skin and fat removal/repositioning. The eyelid is generally tightened as well. In younger patients where skin may not need to be removed, the incision can be made on the inside of the eyelid, leaving no visible incision. Both can give a more youthful appearance to the eyelids.
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