Eyelid Surgery

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With eyelid surgery, medically known as blepharoplasty, you can reduce the appearance of puffiness, bagginess, and signs of age around the eyes for a smoother, more refreshed aesthetic.

Here at New Eyes, we want to help patients who want to improve the way they look, in addition to the way they see. With eyelid surgery, medically known as blepharoplasty, you can reduce the appearance of puffiness, bagginess, and signs of age around the eyes for a smoother, more refreshed aesthetic. Eyelid surgery can also remove small pockets of sagging skin in the upper eyes that may be affecting your vision. This procedure is a very popular cosmetic enhancement treatment that can have a positive affect on your entire facial appearance.

Please contact New Eyes for more information, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Helga F. Pizio here at our practice.

The Eyelid Surgery Procedure

Eyelid surgery, medically known as blepharoplasty, can rejuvenate both the upper and lower eyelid areas by removing excess fat, skin, and muscle tissue. The remaining skin is smoothed and tightened for a more youthful, refreshed appearance. The procedure can also be helpful for patients who experience sagging skin in the upper eyelids that is obstructing their field of vision. The two major types of eyelid surgery are:

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery can be beneficial for patients wishing to reduce excess skin that is obstructing vision. This procedure is also helpful for rejuvenating areas around the eyes that may be giving you a tired, aged appearance. Upper eyelid surgery involves the removal of excess skin and then a tightening of the remainder. Remaining skin is lifted and reattached to give the area a more refreshed and youthful look. Residual scarring from this procedure should not be noticeable since the incisions are very small and made in the crease of the upper lid.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Under-eye bags and puffiness can be addressed with lower eyelid surgery. Through a very small incision created under the lower eyelashes, excess fat, skin, and muscle will be removed. The skin that remains will be smoothed and tightened for a more youthful and rested appearance.

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Eyelid Surgery Recovery

Once eyelid surgery is complete, your eyes will be lubricated with a special ointment. There will be some degree of bruising and swelling for several days after the procedure; however, any discomfort can be managed with medication. Please note that you may experience some temporary blurriness, double vision, excess tearing, and light sensitivity during recovery, but this should only be temporary. You will likely be able to resume normal daily activities after a few days. Our experienced eye doctor will advise you to avoid strenuous activities for at least two to three weeks after surgery.

If you would like more information on eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Helga F. Pizio, please contact New Eyes today.