Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
What is Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)?
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure to improve the appearance of sagging or drooping eyelids. Since the skin of the eyelid is thinner than that in other parts of the face, this is often one of the first areas to exhibit signs of aging. Dr. Olack can perform blepharoplasty on the upper lids, lower lids or both, depending on the patient. At Olack Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we can reverse signs of aging and make you look years younger with eyelid surgery!
Benefits of Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery can help correct the following:
- Loose, sagging upper eyelids
- Puffy fat deposits in the eyelids
- Undereye bags
- Sagging lower eyelids
- Excess skin in the lower eyelids
- ine wrinkles in the lower eyelids
Eyelid surgery is not able to raise the eyebrows. Blepharoplasty can be performed in conjunction with a brow lift to improve the eyes as well as lift the eyebrows.
What Our Patient’s Say
“Dr Olack just did my surgery and did a wonderful job, I couldn’t be more pleased with the results and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him. He has an awesome attitude and perfect bedside manners. I am planning to get a few other things done and he will be the one doing it. Go see him if you need anything done you’ll love him!” – Donna M.
Blepharoplasty Procedure with Dr. Olack
Dr. Olack performs blepharoplasty as an outpatient procedure with local anesthesia and sedation. The eyelid surgery procedure can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on whether both the upper and lower eyelids are treated.For the upper eyelids, Dr. Olack makes an incision along its natural crease. Once the incision is made, he will reposition or remove fat deposits and tighten muscles and tissue. Excess skin is also removed. For the lower eyelid, the incision is typically just below the lash line so that excess skin can be removed.
After the procedure, Dr. Olack will close the incisions with sutures, tissue glue or surgical tape. The eyelids will be loosely covered with gauze so the area can heal.
Before & After Blepharoplasty
Recovery After Eyelid Surgery
After eyelid surgery, you will be advised to apply lubricating drops and cold compresses to help with healing. Most patients can return to work within a few days after surgery. You should avoid any stenuous activities and excercise for 2 weeks.Dr. Olack will remove your stitches after about 4 days. Most of your swelling and other side effects will subside within 2 weeks. After two weeks, you can wear contact lenses and eye makeup. We recommend that you wear dark sunglasses outside for the two weeks post surgery to protect your eyes.