The result is a rejuvenated appearance around the eyes.
The eyes can show signs of aging and fatigue due to heredity, stress and environment. By removing excess fat, skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids, blepharoplasty can rejuvenate puffy, sagging or tired-looking eyes. Eyelid rejuvenation also employs the use of non-surgical and minimally invasive techniques.
A consultation with Dr. Brady can determine the best technique for this procedure based on the individual's desired outcomes and anatomical state. One of the main factors to determine is whether or not the combination of non-surgical and minimally invasive techniques - such as BOTOX® - might be necessary in relation to desired outcomes.
- It is typically a cosmetic procedure but can also improve vision by lifting droopy eyelids out of the patient's field of vision.
- Blepharoplasty cannot be used to raise the eyebrows or reduce the appearance of wrinkles, crow's feet or dark circles under the eyes, but the procedure can be combined with others such as a facelift and BOTOX® treatments to achieve these results.
- The procedure is usually performed in our office operating room under local anesthesia with sedation. Incisions are made along the eyelids in inconspicuous places (in the creases of the upper lids, and just below the lashes on the lower lids). The surgeon removes excess tissue through these incisions and then stitches them closed with fine sutures.
RECOVERY / POST-OPERATIVE
Stitches are removed after six to seven days and most people return to work in ten. Contact lenses may not be worn for two weeks. Eyes can be sensitive to light and wind and may be slightly irritated for a short period.