Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
For many patients, excess skin develops on both the upper and lower eyelids over time. Others may comment that they appear “tired.” A blepharoplasty is a procedure designed to correct the signs of aging associated with the area surrounding our eyes, restoring a more youthful appearance. This procedure may be performed on the upper eyelids only, the lower eyelids only, or on both the upper and lower eyelids.
For the upper eyelids, this procedure may be performed in the office, without the need for general anesthesia. This procedure involves removing the excess skin of the upper eyelids. The incisions are hidden within natural creases of the upper eyelids to minimize scaring. Sutures will be placed during the procedure and are removed within five to seven days. Makeup may be applied after this time. Mild swelling and bruising of the eyelids will be present following the procedure, resolving within one to two weeks.
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Before & After
Before & After
Explore images of our previous patient procedures. Click on the thumbnails below to see different patients, and drag the bar on the left to compare imagery.*
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For patients who desire correction of the lower eyelids or both the upper and lower eyelid simultaneously, this is performed as an outpatient procedure under anesthesia. A lower eyelid blepharoplasty is more extensive in contrast to the upper eyelids, as fatty deposits of the lower eyelid may need to be removed to help reduce the baggy appearance. All sutures are removed within a week. Bruising, along with mild swelling, is typically seen following the surgery. These resolve within a couple weeks.
Complications, although rare, can occur. Dr. Mitchell will explain these in detail during your consultation.
Contact us today or call at 402-483-8530 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mitchell.