Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is a very common procedure performed at Dr. Valdez’s. This procedure can be performed under local anesthesia. For upper eyelids the incision usually begins within the natural crease of the eye’s inside corner. It extends slightly beyond the outside corner into the crow’s feet or laugh lines. Through this incision excess skin and fatty tissue is removed. The incision line follows the natural contour of the upper eyelid, and is camouflaged when healed. For lower eyelids, the incision is typically concealed just below the lower lashes where excess skin, muscle, and fat are removed.
When doing eyelid surgery, we can also make special adjustments. The fat beneath the eye can be redistributed to eliminate puffiness or bulges. For some patients, the underlying muscle can be tightened. Many times a transconjunctival lower lid blepharoplasty is possible where the incision is inside the eyelid, therefore leaving no visible scar.
Eyelid surgery procedures are outpatient procedures and are often combined with forehead, facelift, and neck lifting procedures. These procedures will leave you looking energized, with a fresh appearance.