Because the eyes are often the most prominent feature of a person’s face, many surgeons feel that blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery, is one of the most efficient means of rejuvenating a patient’s overall appearance. By smoothing the skin around the eyes and reducing any sagging or puffiness, surgeons can take years off of a patient’s face, making him or her look younger and more alert.
Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or both, depending on what is needed. Incisions are generally concealed inside the eyelids, or along the lash line, where the resulting scars will not be noticeable once healing is complete. During the procedure, surgeons will tighten any muscles that are loose or drooping, remove fat deposits, and gently smooth the skin, trimming away any excess.
Recovery from blepharoplasty inevitably involves a certain amount of irritation and discomfort. Patients are given special instructions that explain how to care for the incisions, as well as the eyes, during the healing process.
Because drooping eyelids often go hand in hand with a heavily creased forehead, it is not uncommon for our Savannah, Georgia surgeons to combine blepharoplasty with brow lift surgery. If you are interested in undergoing blepharoplasty, brow lift, or a combination procedure, schedule a consultation with one of our experienced plastic surgeons to find out whether or not you are a candidate.