Do I Need a Blepharoplasty?

Do I Need a Blepharoplasty?

Aging eyelid appearance is a common part of the aging process. The eyelids begin to sag, and fat pads behind the eyes can loosen to create bags under the eyes. Vision can be affected if the upper eyelid skin sags over the eye, and puffiness can create a tired appearance. Blepharoplasty can help with these concerns.

What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can correct issues such as puffiness and bags in the eyelid for a refreshed look. Aging causes the eyelids to stretch and supporting tissues to weaken. Sagging skin not only leads to an aged appearance but also can impact vision. Blepharoplasty can be performed on either the upper or lower eyelids, or both.  I consult with each patient individually to create a personalized treatment that will benefit them.

How Does Blepharoplasty Work?

Eyelid surgery can be done on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, depending on the concerns of each patient. For upper eyelid surgery, I will create an incision in the natural eyelid crease to hide scarring. Through this incision, I can remove excess skin, muscle, and fat. For lower eyelid surgery, the incision is just below the eyelashes or on the inside of the eyelid. Fine sutures are used to close the incisions. You can expect swelling and bruising for a couple of weeks, before getting back to normal activity.

Benefits of Blepharoplasty

Our patients can see some of the following benefits from Blepharoplasty:

  • Reduced puffiness under the eyes
  • Removal of excess skin on the lower eyelids
  • Better upper peripheral vision
  • Removal of excess skin on the upper eyelids
  • A fresh appearance

What Are the Risks and Side Effects?

As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks associated with blepharoplasty. Some possible risks are infection, dry eyes, skin discoloration, bruising, redness, swelling, and inflammation. I will go over all of this during your consultation.

Who Is a Candidate for Blepharoplasty?

The best candidates for eyelid surgery are people who have saggy, drooping upper eyelid skin , or bags under their eyes that cause a puffy look. It is important that patients are in good general health, nonsmokers, and are realistic about what to expect from the procedure, recovery, and results.

Where Can I Get Blepharoplasty?

Upper lid surgery can be done in the comfort of our office procedure room, while lower lid surgery is generally done with the aid of some IV sedation at our local surgery center.

Request a Consultation

To get started on a youthful, refreshed appearance, request a consultation to discuss your concerns. I will go over your individual concerns, lifestyle, and desires, and create a customized treatment plan. Request a consultation by calling our office at (802) 231-4284 or by filling out an online form. We look forward to meeting you!