Eyelid Lift (Blepharophasty)
Eyelid surgery is recommended for those patients who have excess fat deposits or bags above or below the eye. These puffy fatty deposits can make you appear tired or angry. Eyelid surgery removes the excess skin and positions fat in the eyelids to eliminate puffiness and improve wrinkles. The eyes and entire face benefit with a more awake, alert and youthful appearance.
Incisions are typically made in the creases of your upper eyelids and just below the lashes in your lower eyelids, making scars well hidden. Eyelid surgery is frequently done with fat grafting. Fat transfer to the upper lids restores a youthful appearance by eliminating a hollowed appearance in the upper lid and the tear troughs in the lower lid.
Why to consider an eyelid lift?
- Excess folds of eyelid skin
- Bags under the eyes
- Droopy eyelid skin
Recovery & Results
Bruising and swelling is resolved at the end of the first week. The return-to-work time for eyelid surgery is three days, but can be more or less depending on your own healing capacity and the type of work you do. Most of the bruising and swelling is resolved at the end of the first week and final results can be seen six or more weeks following your surgery.
If you have questions or concerns about an eyelid lift, schedule a one-on-one consultation with David M. Godat, MD, to learn more. Request an appointment online or give us a call to schedule.