Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) removes excess fat and skin, from the upper and lower eyelids to give the eyes a brighter, more youthful appearance. This procedure may also improve vision in patients with excess upper eyelid skin that hangs down over the eyelashes, partially blocking the peripheral vision.
In the hands of an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Eko, the procedure is safe and effective. While under general anesthesia or sedation, an incision is made in the natural eyelid creases or just below the lashes. Through these incisions, excess fat and skin are removed or repositioned. This restores the youthful appearance of the upper lower eyelids. The incisions are then closed, resulting in a barely visible scar.
The procedure lasts 1 to 3 hours and often requires a recovery time of 7 to 10 days. Some patients experience mild to moderate amounts of temporary bruising, swelling, difficulty closing the eyes, or blurred vision immediately following the procedure. These symptoms usually resolve within a few hours.
Results of this procedure are permanent. In order to achieve an overall improved facial appearance, eyelid surgery is often performed in combination with face and neck lifts. For information on eyelid surgery, please complete the website form below or call us today at (760) 249-2222.