Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure to restore the eyes by reducing common signs of aging. While blepharoplasty is typically cosmetic, older patients may receive surgery to improve their eyesight and peripheral vision.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is the medical term for eyelid surgery. The surgery corrects signs of aging around the eyes by removing excess skin and fat pads that are causing the eyelids to droop and sag. You may receive eyelid surgery on the upper or lower eyelids or both.
Before your surgery, you will be placed under IV sedation or general anesthesia for your comfort. Most surgeries take 1-2 hours unless you combine blepharoplasty with another surgery.
For upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Holley places the incision on the natural crease, removing the excess skin and fat. Lower eyelid surgery depends on the goals. The incision is made under the lashes if only excess skin is removed. If you wish to remove the fat pads, Dr. Holley may make an incision inside the lower eyelid.