“Blepharoplasty” or eyelid surgery is the most commonly performed facial plastic surgical procedure. Droopy upper eyelids and puffy bags under the eyes can make you look older and more tired than you feel. In addition, as one develops puffiness under the eyes, it is also common to develop a crescentic hollowness below that and a deflation of the upper cheek. Furthermore, the vertical lines between the eyebrows (the “11’s”) can make you look angry when you are not. In one procedure, the excess skin can be removed, the puffy fat moved down into the hollow areas instead of just throwing it away and the muscles causing the vertical lines trimmed down, all at the same time.
The upper eyelid incision is hidden in the natural crease of the eyelid and is barely perceptible. The lower eyelid incision is so close to the lashes that it can barely be seen with the naked eye, even in men. This allows for the precise removal of excess skin, thus avoiding the need for laser resurfacing, which can lead to long term redness, abnormal appearance of the skin, and a change in eyelid shape. The entire procedure is done under high power magnification, allowing for exceptional precision.