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Refresh Your Eyes Instantly with Eyelid Surgery

Jun 06, 2024
Refresh Your Eyes Instantly with Eyelid Surgery
Do your eyelids seem saggy? Or maybe your lower eyelids are wrinkly. Your eyes are a focal point of your face and one of the first things people see when they look at you. Eyelid surgery can help improve the appearance of your eyes.

The medical name for eyelid surgery is blepharoplasty, and it’s one of the most commonly performed aesthetic procedures.  Eyelid surgery doesn’t make a big, dramatic difference in your appearance. Rather, the results are subtle and help you look younger, fresher, and less tired.

When you come to Dr. Stephen Chen for a consultation, he will discuss your goals with you and advise you on how he can help you reach them. Sometimes, you may want to combine eyelid surgery with another procedure, such as a facelift or injectables, to get the look you want. 

Why eyelids get saggy

As you age, your body produces less elastin, an important protein that keeps your skin elastic. Without it, gravity’s effect becomes more apparent and loose; excess skin collects on your eyelids.

You may have an extra fold of skin on your top eyelid. Eventually, it can sag so much that it impairs your vision. Your bottom eyelid can sag and have bulges and wrinkles.

Along with a lack of elasticity, the small pad of fat that cushions your eyeball can begin to bulge into your eyelids. This happens because the delicate membrane that holds it in place becomes weaker over time. 

What happens during blepharoplasty

You may be wondering what eyelid surgery consists of. When Dr. Chen performs surgery to correct the appearance of your upper eyelids, he makes a very small incision along the natural crease of your upper lid. He can reposition the fat and muscle inside through that small incision and remove any extra skin. 

For lower eyelid surgery, the incision is along your lower lash line. Dr. Chen then removes skin and fat and corrects puffiness and bags under your eyes. 

In most cases, the surgery takes less than an hour. You may need to sleep in a sitting position for a few nights to reduce swelling. Within a week, you’ll return to our office to have your stitches removed.

The outlook

A recent study found most patients are very satisfied with the results of blepharoplasty. Around 96% of people who participated felt better about how they looked, and 94% said they would have the surgery again. 

One reason Dr. Chen provides extensive consultative services before your procedure is that understanding your goals helps him create a plan to help you achieve them. When you end up with the look you want, you’re even more likely to be satisfied with the result. 

If you’re ready for a refreshed look, schedule your appointment with Dr. Chen today to learn more about blepharoplasty. Eyelid surgery can revitalize your appearance, leaving you looking younger and more energetic.