Technically known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery is an outpatient surgical procedure designed to address changes of the upper or lower eyelids due to aging. It is performed to correct heavy, tired upper eyelids with excess skin or fat and weakened muscles, or bags, wrinkles, and dark circles under the eyes.
What should I expect with eyelid surgery?
This procedure can easily be done under local, oral or IV anesthesia. The end result is to give the eye a lighter, refreshed appearance, with scars virtually invisible, hidden within the natural eyelid crease.
Lower eyelid surgery may involve several techniques, reflecting your unique condition. Lower lid blepharoplasty may involve removing excess skin. It may also include manipulation of fat to restore a smooth lower eyelid and treat hollows and dark circles under the eyes. Incisions may be within the eyelid (transconjunctival) or hidden just beneath the lash line (subciliary). In some cases, tightening of a loose lower eyelid may be indicated. The surgery can be performed to improve the lower lid contour, and leave your eyes refreshed and appearing entirely natural, without visible scars. For some patients we may use a laser treatment to tighten sagging under-eye skin.
When addressing the upper eyelid surgery, the procedure involves removing excess skin, and may conservatively address excess fat within the upper lid if your eyes have a tired, heavy look.
If the muscle structure is loosened, it may be subtly repositioned and tightened – every patient is different, and at Omaha Face, your eyelid surgery will be 100 percent customized.