If you have droopy upper eyelids or puffy lower eyelids, being healthy and well rested isn’t enough to give you that youthful look. Eyelid surgery can refresh and renew the facial appearance of women and men of all ages. Many patients notice that eyelid sagging and puffiness gradually increases as part of the natural aging process; others have always had loose upper eyelid skin and/or lower lid bags. Some patients require a brow lift in combination with blepharoplasty to achieve their desired results. Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) can be performed on the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or both.
This procedure involves removing excess skin from the eyelids, tightening droopy lower eyelids (with a canthopexy or canthoplasty procedure to support your lower lid position), and reducing puffy bags from underneath the eyes by selectively removing fat in the lower lids. In addition, the fine wrinkles around the under eye may benefit from laser resurfacing at the time of eyelid surgery. Many of our patients elect to combine their eyelid procedure with other facial procedures, such as facial fat grafting, brow lift, facelift, and/or Botox® Cosmetic injections.