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Eye Lid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Who is a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

  • Patients who receive comments from others that they appear sad, tired or old.
  • Patients with excess skin with hooding of the upper lids.
  • Patients who cannot easily apply makeup to the upper eyelids.
  • Patients with excess skin, wrinkles, bags or puffiness to the lower eyelids.
  • Patients who have drooping look to the corners of the eyes.
  • Patients who have difficulty with their vision when looking upward.

The Procedure

  • Local or general anesthesia can be used and it takes about two to three hours for both eyes.
  • In the upper eyelid an incision is made in the natural crease, excess skin and fat are removed.
  • In the lower eyelid the incision is made below the eyelashes or below the inside edge of the eyelid. Excess skin and fat are removed.
  • The muscles are tightened or lifted.
  • This can be combined with the facelift or forehead lift.

The Recovery After Eyelid Surgery

  • You can go home after several hours.
  • You can shower on the second day after surgery.
  • Minimal pain that is mostly gone by the second or third day and easily controlled by medications.
  • Swelling is mild to moderate for the first week, and rapidly disappears thereafter.
  • Minimal bruising which is at its maximum at two days then disappears rapidly by seven to ten days.
  • You are able to apply make-up in three to four days and comfortably appear in public at that time.
  • Resume many activities within the first week, and most by at least three weeks.
  • Some stitches removed at four days and the rest between seven and ten days.
  • Off of work for three to four days.

The Result From Eyelid Surgery

  • Very natural, rested and younger appearance.
  • Better vision and no more heaviness or discomfort to the eyelids.
  • Lasts for a long time, and always looks better than if you did not have surgery.
  • Natural and presentable appearance in the first week that continues to improve over the next three to six months.

Featured Patient Photos

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Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you’d like to get rid of tell-tale signs of exhaustion, aging, and stress around the eyes, please contact our skilled plastic surgeon, Sam M. Sukkar, MD for an eyelid surgery consultation. Dr. Sukkar can give you a more refreshed, youthful look with results that do not give away the fact that you’ve had plastic surgery.Contact us today.

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