Blepharoplasty Los Angeles - Eyelid Surgery
Cosmetic eyelid surgery or Pasadena Blepharoplasty, is a procedure that improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both. Blepharoplasty corrects the effects of aging and heredity which cause the appearance of bags or puffiness under the eyes, excess sagging skin, droopiness of the lower eyelids and fine wrinkles on the lower lids. The surgery results in a more youthful and energetic appearance.
A facelift, neck lift, browlift or skin resurfacing technique may also be performed at the same time as eyelid surgery.
The procedure in done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia or sedation and local anesthesia and lasts from 1½ to 2 hours for either upper or lower lids and 2 to 3 hours for both.
Droopiness of the upper eyelids is corrected through an incision within the natural crease of the upper eyelid, through which fat deposits are repositioned, the muscles are tightened and if necessary, excess skin is removed. Conditions of the lower eyelid may be corrected through an incision hidden inside the lower eyelid. Through this incision, fat is redistributed and/or removed. An incision underneath the lower lash line can be used to remove excess skin if necessary, and/or to tighten the lower lid. The incision lines from both upper and lower lid surgery are well concealed within the natural structures of the eye and are often unnoticeable. A mid-facelift may be performed through the same incisions as eyelid surgery.
Initial healing may include some swelling, bruising, or dry eye.. Healing of incisions takes 5 to 10 days at which time sutures will be removed and the patient can return to work. However, it may take several weeks for swelling and bruising to disappear, which can be camouflaged with makeup.
The surgery removes excess skin, eliminates bags and restores firmness to the area surrounding the eyes, resulting in a more rested, alert and youthful appearance.
Risks associated with eyelid surgery include poor healing or infection of the incisions, temporary blurred vision and dry eye. Carefully following your surgeon’s instructions before and after the surgery can help minimize these risks.