Eyelid Surgery (also referred to as a Blepharoplasty) is a surgical procedure that addresses loose eyelid skin, drooping eyelids, fatty deposits, and more. As we age, gravity and collagen breakdown contributes to the formation of sagging eyelid skin, wrinkles and creases, and fatty tissue around the eyes. Eyelid Surgery is designed to correct each of these issues, allowing the patient to look more awake and alert.
Dr. Dillon works to customize each patient’s Blepharoplasty procedure to address desired results. Whether a patient wants to look less tired or simply turn back the hands of time, we can discuss your desired results and develop a treatment plan.
What is Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid Surgery is performed to remove any fatty tissue and excess skin, all while addressing sagging issues and drooping eyelids. Eyelid Surgery is specifically performed on the upper eyelid; the lower eyelid would be a different procedure. However, both procedures can be combined during the same surgery.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Good candidates for Eyelid Surgery will be in excellent health and have reasonable expectations for the outcome of this surgery. Candidates will be non-smokers who do not take blood-thinning medications. The best candidates are individuals with drooping eyelids and sagging skin around the eyes.
What Should I Expect From the Procedure?
During the procedure, Dr. Dillon will make small incisions around the eyelid. These incision scars will be tiny and practically invisible.
After pulling the skin taut, Dr. Dillon will remove any bulging fatty tissue and excess skin before stitching up the incisions.
What’s the Recovery Like?
Patients should expect to experience swelling and bruising for a couple of weeks after the procedure. Patients can resume wearing makeup after one week, and return to work/social activities after two weeks.
How Do I Get Started?
For more information about Eyelid Surgery, please contact our office to schedule a consultation. Together, we will determine if you’re an ideal candidate for Eyelid Surgery.