Blepharoplasty – Cosmetic Eyelift Surgery

Blepharoplasty, also referred to as cosmetic eyelift surgery.

Blepharoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that restores a youthful and energetic look. Surgery can be performed with minimal sedation or local injections of anesthesia.

While blepharoplasty is a relatively straightforward procedure, it is still a delicate surgery, which requires a specialist to attain the desired results.

Although blepharoplasty is a commonly performed procedure by many surgeons and is widely considered a simple excision of skin and fat from the upper and/or lower lids by most cosmetic surgeons, nothing can be further from the truth. Blepharoplasty surgery requires a unique understanding of eyelid architecture. Over excision of skin, muscle or fat can be devastating. An expert blepharoplasty surgeon, must be able to preserve (reposition) fat, form a natural lid fold (crease), elevate a weakened eyelid muscle (ptosis repair), tighten the outer corner of the eyelids (canthoplasty), and have an overall understanding of what beautiful eye looks like. A consultation with our experts will give you the information necessary to understand what procedures are appropriate for you.

Upper Blepharoplasty

The goal of upper blepharoplasty, or upper cosmetic eyelid surgery, is to lift the upper eyelid so that your eyes appear more vibrant and youthful. In more severe cases, upper blepharoplasty is needed to improve vision when the eyelid begins to droop so much that it is obstructing your field of view.

Lower Blepharoplasty

The goal of lower blepharoplasty, or eye bag surgery, is to reduce the prominence of eyelid bags, while simultaneously filling depressions (hollows) around the eyes (ie. dark circles). Rather than removing precious eyelid fat, the surgeon instead transposes the excess fat to the hollows to reduce elevations and fill the depressions. This technique smoothes the contour irregularities and re-creates the natural contours of youth.

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