An “Eye-Popping” New Look! What You Need to Know About Eyelid Surgery

An “Eye-Popping” New Look! What You Need to Know About Eyelid Surgery

October 13, 2014
By Stafford R. Broumand, M.D.
ThePlasticSurgeryChannel.com

Eyelid surgery, medically referred to as blepharoplasty, is performed differently for every patient based on their specific needs. That being said, the overall approach to eyelid surgery I employ at my practice centers around strategically focused steps intended to rejuvenate the appearance of the eyes without producing visible signs of surgical alteration.

Making the Right Cut

During the procedure, I will generally make small, inconspicuous incisions within the natural creases of the eyelid. However, for the lower eyelids in particular, I will often perform a hidden incision on the inside of the eyelid rather than along the eyelash line on the outside of the lid. In addition to concealing any potential scarring, making the incision from the inside prevents having to cut through multiple layers of the lower eyelid. This is important because there is only a little support structure holding the lower eyelid up, so any pull or downward force applied can distort the lid and affect its positioning.

A Rejuvenated Look

I also tighten sagging skin and connective tissue as well as remove excess skin and fat during the blepharoplasty operation. When removing fat, I take great care not to take out too much because volume is actually what helps achieve a youthful look for the eyes. Everyone Can Benefit from Eyelid Surgery – volume in the right places can create a much more rejuvenated appearance.


 

The Healing Process

The entire eyelid surgery procedure typically takes about one to two hours to complete, and the recovery period extends approximately five to seven days on average. It’s important to note, however, these time frames will vary depending on the extent of your procedure and your body’s natural healing process.

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