Blepharoplasty is eyelid surgery that corrects many of the signs of aging around the eyes. It can involve upper eyelid surgery and/or lower eyelid surgery.
If you have sagging upper eyelids or bags under the eyes, this procedure is a great way to look younger and bring your eyes out of hiding. Dr. Velargo has extensive experience with blepharoplasty, customizing each surgery for the needs of the patient. This involves an examination of the skin and muscles of the eyelids to determine where and how much excess skin and fat should be removed to create a younger but natural-looking appearance.
Lower eyelid surgery, in particular, is delicate and requires special training and skill. For this reason, your choice of surgeon is important. Dr. Velargo will spend time with you to hear your concerns about the appearance of your eyes and tell you exactly what you can expect from your surgery.
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Blepharoplasty is often performed in conjunction with other procedures, such as a face lift or brow lift. Other patients opt for dermal fillers, Botox, or a skin resurfacing procedure to soften more of the lines and wrinkles surrounding the eyes.
You should inform the doctor of any eye conditions, dry eyes, or visual impairments that you have, and it is recommended that you have an eye examination prior to eyelid surgery.
What can blepharoplasty accomplish?
Upper eyelid surgery can correct:
- Drooping/sagging upper eyelids (note that in some cases, this may be partially due to a drooping eyebrow, which may be corrected simultaneously)
- Puffiness in the upper eyelids
- Loose skin under the eyebrows
Lower eyelid surgery can correct:
- Undereye bags
- Sagging skin/drooping lower eyelid