Blepharoplasty or “eyelid surgery”
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the upper or lower eyelids.
Upper blepharoplasty involves removing excess skin that causes hooding or upper lid bags. This improves the contour of the upper eyelid to restore a more youthful appearance. Depending on each patient’s individual eyelid, Dr. Duggal may remove or reposition fat pads to further refine the upper lid.
Lower blepharoplasty restores a smooth appearance to the lower lid and improves the junction between the cheek and the lower eyelid. This can involve addressing drooping skin, bags under the eyes, or a “tear trough” or depression from the inner corner of the eye to the cheek. Excess skin may be removed, and fat pads can be removed or repositioned to avoid a hollow appearance under the eyes.
Blepharoplasty can be done under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation, and is generally an outpatient procedure. Immediately following the procedure, cold compresses and lubricating ointment will be applied. Light activity can be resumed the day after the surgery, but proper protection with sunglasses will be important. Your eyes will be swollen and bruised for the first 1-2 weeks, and results will improve and refine over the next 4-6 weeks.