Your eyes occupy the focal point of your face, drawing the most attention from others. As you age, skin becomes stretched and wrinkled, and bags can develop beneath your eyes. Your eyelids may begin to droop, appear folded over, or look puffy. You may feel that you appear tired or weary, especially toward the end of each day.
Blepharoplasty removes excess skin and sometimes fat from the upper and sometimes lower eyelids. It is done under a local anesthetic while awake, sometimes with anti-anxiety medications. The incisions are hidden within the natural creases of tissue surrounding your eyes, but are sometimes longer depending on the amount of skin to be removed.
Blepharoplasty can be combined with other non-surgical and surgical approaches like fillers, browlift, and facelift surgery to achieve a complete overall rejuvenation effect. Eyelid rejuvenation surgery can play a big role in restoring a youthful face, making you appear more alert at first glance, and sculpting a younger contour for your eyes.
Malar bags and festoons are more challenging and often genetic manifestations of facial again that may better be treated by fat injection (lipotransfer) techniques. A consultation with Dr. Robinson will determine what the best approach is for you.
Temporary swelling, bruising, some pain, blurred vision, temporary dry eyes
Pain, bleeding, infection, rare damage to eye muscles, incomplete improvement, sagging of the lower eyelid, asymmetry
Out and about with makeup: 2 weeks. More strenuous activity: 3-4 weeks