As we age, skin loses its elasticity. The loss of elasticity will cause the skin to droop or sag. Around the eyes, loose, hanging skin can disrupt the natural upper eyelid contour, and, for some, even interrupt vision. On the lower eyelid, drooping and excess skin creates puffiness and bags beneath the eyes. The entire facial appearance can lose its youthful, refreshed quality when the eyelids droop.
Blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift, tightens the skin around the eyes, reduces undereye bags, and restores the youthful appearance and contour of the eyelids. The end result can be a subtle, but dramatic improvement when the procedure is performed by a highly-skilled plastic surgeon.
Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper or lower eyelid. The excess skin affecting the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids can be resolved. Fatty deposits can be removed or repositioned to achieve a more youthful, yet very natural look. Blepharoplasty is typically performed under local anesthesia or with intravenous sedation. The procedure can be performed alone or in conjunction with other facial aesthetic procedures.
Blepharoplasty can produce a meaningful enhancement, and is appropriate for the following conditions:
It is likely you have seen an eyelid surgery outcome that looked strange or unnatural. Blepharoplasty is one of the more delicate facial surgeries, and errors in performing the procedure can lead to a wide-eyed, odd appearance. As with any facial surgery, it is the hands behind the procedure that makes all the difference in the outcome. The professional skills of your surgeon are of critical importance in eyelid surgery.
Eyelid surgery can be performed under either local or general anesthesia. When local is used, you will be awake during the surgery, but will not experience pain or discomfort. For more involved surgeries, or if you are having several procedures in one surgical appointment, sedation or general anesthesia may be the appropriate choice. Eyelid surgery typically ranges from about twenty minutes to two hours to perform, after which you can return home -- driven by a friend or family member.
Dr. Neil Tanna has seen how a correctly performed eyelid lift brings great patient satisfaction. When performing blepharoplasty, you want to be left with a natural, more youthful appearance. Dr. Tanna uses the latest blepharoplasty surgical techniques to treat an aging or tired appearance, bags under the eyes, sagging upper eyelids, and smooth crow’s feet and unsightly, unattractive lines and creases around the eyes.Learn More