Eyelid Surgery

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The constant presence of bags under the eyes or perpetually drooping, hanging skin on the upper lids can add years to your appearance, make you look tired, and even impair your vision. Sagging eyelids usually develop due to aging when we lose tone and tightness in the muscles and the skin. As we get older, our muscles start to lose definition and our skin starts to lose elasticity due to the gradually reduced production of collagen. Meanwhile, deposits of fat start to gradually shift, leading to perpetually puffy eyelids. One of the most effective treatments for this condition is a surgical procedure called blepharoplasty, otherwise known as eyelid surgery. With blepharoplasty, the excess skin and fat that cause the severe sagging will be removed, along with deposits of fat in the lower eyelid that lead to puffiness.

Dr. Shire offers an upper blepharoplasty and a lower blepharoplasty. They can be performed by themselves or together in one procedure. After blepharoplasty, patients should expect a more refreshed, rejuvenated look.

Blepharoplasty Procedure

For the lower blepharoplasty, Dr. Shire uses an advanced technique that uses no incisions or stitches. For the upper eyelid, Dr. Shire will use only a small incision in the natural fold of the upper eyelid. Because the incision is well hidden, there should be no visible scarring left after the procedure. Dr. Shire will then remove excess skin, fat, and muscle for a tighter and more toned eyelid. The eyelid surgery will not change the shape of the eye, and instead, the result is a naturally refreshed appearance that avoids the starry-eyed look of having had surgery.

Recovery from Blepharoplasty

After their blepharoplasty, most patients are back to their normal routine within a few days, although complete recovery may take a few weeks. Patients will recover at their own unique rate. Any swelling and bruising that occurs will be minimal, and there is no pain associated with eyelid surgery.

Before & After

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Before

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