Your eyes speak volumes about your mood and energy level. However, as we age, excess skin and fat around the eyes can create a droopy, sad appearance. Blepharoplasty can rejuvenate tired eyes by removing excess tissue from the upper and lower lids.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, commonly known as an eyelid lift, is a plastic surgery procedure to remove excess skin, muscle and fat from the upper and lower eyelids. It can:
- Eliminate under eye bags and puffiness
- Reduce drooping upper eyelids
- Create a more alert, rested appearance
- Be performed on the upper lids, lower lids, or both
It's one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries performed by Dr. Fred Aguilar. He often combines blepharoplasty with other procedures like facelifts, brow lifts and injectables. The results are natural-looking, avoiding an overly altered look.
How is Blepharoplasty Performed?
Blepharoplasty is done under general anesthesia or IV sedation as an outpatient procedure. It typically takes 1-2 hours.
For the upper lids, Dr. Aguilar makes an incision along the natural eyelid crease, extending just beyond the outer corner. For the lower lids, the incision is made just below the lash line if removing excess skin, or inside the lid if just removing fat.
Excess tissue is then removed and the incisions carefully closed. The scars fade quickly into natural creases.
Recovery and Results
Patients should keep their head elevated and use cold compresses to reduce swelling and bruising after surgery. Stitches are removed in 4-5 days. Most swelling subsides in a week but some bruising may last 2 weeks.
Patients can return to work in about a week. Visible results appear after the first 2 weeks as swelling goes down. Scars continue to mature over several months.
In summary, blepharoplasty can provide a more refreshed, youthful eye appearance by removing excess tissue from the upper and lower lids. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Aguilar to determine if it's right for rejuvenating your eyes.