Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
The eyes are one of the most important facial features, and often the first one noticed by those around us. Many patients report feeling like they constantly look tired, even when they otherwise feel completely rested. This is often due to excess skin or fatty tissue underneath the eyelid, which can cause a droopy appearance in the upper eyelid, and puffiness of the lower eyelid.
Upper eyelid surgery is typically performed by excising the excess skin and fatty tissue through an incision that follows the natural crease of the eyelid, which helps to hide and minimize the incision site. In the lower eyelid, the incision may be made just underneath the lash line, or inside the lid so that no incision is visible from the outside. The fat underneath the lower eyelid may be removed or repositioned to get rid of any puffiness and create a smooth transition between the lower eyelid and the cheek. Extreme care is taken to ensure that only the appropriate amount of fat is removed, in order to avoid a hollow appearance postoperatively.
To achieve the best results in rejuvenation of the eyes, eyelid surgery may be performed in conjunction with other procedures such as brow lift or skin resurfacing via laser or chemical peel. Dr. Cain or Dr. Richardson will perform a complete analysis of the eyes and other facial features during your consultation in order to determine which procedure or combination of procedures will give you the results you desire.