Upper Eyelid BlepharoplastyAbout Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty Also referred to as eyelid surgery, a blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that can help with droopy eyelids and other signs of aging. We do this by repositioning or removing excess fat, skin, and stretch muscles. As we get older, the support muscles of our eyes begin to weaken. Fat gathers in the space remaining. With an upper eyelid blepharoplasty, we target the parts of your eyes most affected by these changes. Furthermore, it can be combined with a lower eyelid blepharoplasty if desired. The procedure itself involves our experience surgeons making a cut within the crease found naturally above the eyelid, often just beneath the brow. After the cut is made, we can remove excess skin, fat, and muscle before closing the cut with stitches.
Benefits of Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty and What to Expect
By removing the excess tissue causing baggy and drooping eyes, we can help you fight the major signs of aging that impact the eyes with an upper eyelid blepharoplasty. Some people naturally have baggy or droopy eyelids and this procedure can help them appear much more alert and more youthful. Furthermore, some people experience diminished peripheral vision. Gravity causes the excess skin of droopy eyelids to cover parts of their vision, but we can remove them, restoring your sight to what it should be.
Your results and how long you can expect them to last can differ, though they are often permanent. It usually takes anywhere up to two weeks for the eyes to heal, after which some signs of scarring may remain, but will continue to fade and improve over the coming months. While the results of an upper eyelid blepharoplasty are a permanent improvement for most, some do experience that droopiness or excess fat and skin can return.
Potential Candidates for UpperEyelid Blepharoplasty
Through a consultation at Shonan Beauty, we can help ensure that you’re a good candidate for this procedure and know what to expect. If you have excessive skin, see your eyelids are starting to sag, and we can find fatty deposits in or around them, you are likely to be a perfectly suitable candidate for blepharoplasty. However, all cosmetic surgical procedures are best performed on those in general good health. It is recommended that you provide a complete medical history and inform us of any conditions or medications that are applicable. If you are a smoker, the surgery may not be immediately recommended, and we may suggest that you quit smoking for weeks or months before your next consultation.