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Brighter Eyes, Brighter You: The Art of Blepharoplasty

By kep2020 February 22, 2024

First impressions matter, and there’s no better way to put your best face forward than with blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery, is a delicate art form that seeks to restore youthfulness to the eye area by addressing common signs of aging, such as sagging skin, puffiness, and drooping eyelids. The upper and lower eyelids are rebalanced, the eye area is opened, and eyelid position is corrected.

Upper Blepharoplasty

Upper blepharoplasty targets the upper eyelids in order to address excess skin, fat deposits, and muscle laxity that contribute to a tired and older appearance. By carefully excising excess tissue and recontouring the lid, the upper eyelids are elevated to create a refreshed and natural eye appearance.

Lower Blepharoplasty

Lower blepharoplasty focuses on rejuvenating the lower eyelids, tackling concerns such as under-eye bags, dark circles, and sagging skin that can distract from the eye’s appearance. Through fat repositioning and tissue tightening, and even in conjunction with other procedures like a face lift, the lower eyelids and eye area are resculpted to unveil a smoother, more youthful look.

Whether you would like to pursue an upper blepharoplasty, lower blepharoplasty, or both, the utmost care is taken before, during, and after the procedure to ensure minimal scarring and lasting results. Before scheduling your procedure, you will receive a consultation to discuss your concerns, family history of eyelid aging, and your medical history to determine if you are a good candidate for blepharoplasty. The procedure itself is performed in an outpatient setting with light sedation, rather than general anesthesia. The incision for upper blepharoplasty will be in the fold of the eyelid, while the incision for lower blepharoplasty will be just below the lower lash line. Following the procedure, you should not partake in any strenuous activities for one week. Sleep with your head raised, use cold compresses to alleviate swelling, and use prescribed medications, such as eye drops, according to your doctor’s directions. Bruising and swelling may last up to two weeks, but the results can last a lifetime. Ready to reveal brighter eyes and a brighter you? Call Dr. Kevin I. Perman at (301) 571-0000 to get started.