The loose skin over your eyes and the bags under your eyes can make you look more tired and older than you really feel. As you age, your eyelid skin can stretch, your muscles weaken and the fat accumulates around your eyes. Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) helps eliminate droopy eyelid skin, making you look younger and more alert.
How Eyelid Surgery is Performed
Blepharoplasty can be performed using a local anesthetic. We place fine incisions in the crease of the upper eyelids and remove the excess skin. A laser is often used to speed the recovery. To eliminate lower lid bags, the surgery is performed through the inside of the lower eyelid to hide the incisions. The procedure, depending on the complexity, usually takes about 15-30 minutes.
Your medical insurance may cover an upper eyelid blepharoplasty. We would need to perform a special test to determine if you meet your insurance criteria.
Reconstructive and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery is performed by David Pratt, M.D.
To learn more about eyelid surgery, contact us today to schedule a consultation.