The Benefits of Eyelid Surgery

The Benefits of Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure that improves the appearance of the eyelids. Surgery can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids, or both. Eyelid surgery can correct loose or sagging skin around the eyes that sometimes impairs vision, excess fatty deposits, bags under the eyes, drooping lower lids, excess skin, and wrinkles. Good candidates for eyelid surgery are individuals that are in good health, non-smokers, and have no serious eye conditions.

Your cosmetic surgeon will address your issues on an individual basis so that your treatment can be tailored to your needs. Sometimes the appearance of a drooping eyelid may be due to the relaxation of the forehead skin or eyebrows. It can also be caused by the stretching of the upper eyelid muscle, the levator.

What happens during the surgery? Incision lines will be made so they can be concealed in the natural contours of the eyes. The upper eyelid can be corrected through an incision within the crease of the eyelid. The lower lid can be addressed by making an incision just below the lower lash line. This allows the surgeon to re-position fat deposits, tighten muscles, and remove excess skin.

Results will appear gradually as swelling and bruising subside. Final results will be noticeable after several weeks. Eyelid surgery can correct certain conditions permanently but keep in mind that you continue to age naturally. Life-long sun protection can help preserve results.

If you are considering eyelid surgery, our board certified surgeons can help address your concerns and create a plan to reach your goals. Call 678-691-0880 today to schedule your consultation.