Blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery, is a plastic surgery procedure that corrects defects and deformities of the eyelid. Eyelid surgery is the 3rd most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in 2013 and has been in the top 5 procedures for over 10 years. ┬áRecently, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons came out with a report that states that there were over 215,000 eyelid procedures in 2013, boosting it’s popularity by 6% from 2012. There are two main types of eyelid surgery: upper eyelid and lower eyelid surgery.

Eyelid-Surgery-Diagram-2Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery removes fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids. This procedure almost immediately restores a youthful appearance that will accentuate your eyes, in addition to looking more rested and alert. The incision is made along the crease of your upper eyelid, which allows for the scars to be hidden by the crease.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower eyelid surgery is done to remove excess skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the lower eyelid. This procedure is a great option for those who have developed unsightly eye bags in the lower eyelid area, restoring more youthful and rested look to your eyes. The incision is made  in the interior surface of the lower eyelid, which allows for the scars to be completely hidden.

These two outpatient procedures take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours to complete and major swelling and bruising will subside in 1 to 2 weeks. Some of the results of eyelid surgery are permanently corrected, however, our body will continue to age naturally. Protecting your skin from sun damage and exposure will prolong the results of the procedure. The patients who have had this surgery are quite happy with the results, giving eyelid surgery a 80% worth it rating on


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