Eyelid Surgery – Blepharoplasty


The eyelids are an area that is particularly subject to the effects of aging. “Droopy” or sagging eyelids can make you look aged and tired, and give the overall impression that your entire face looks older than you would like. But there is a surgical procedure that can help, and our cosmetic surgery professionals here at Facial Aesthetic Concepts are experts at it — eyelid lifts.

An eyelid lift is also known as a blepharoplasty. This procedure is often done for medical reasons as well as cosmetic. Cosmetically, eyelid lifts improves the appearance of the upper eyelids and/or lower eyelids by reducing the look of unsightly folds and creases, improving or removing excess fatty deposits that can create puffy eyes, repair bags under the eyes, and correct problems with excess skin and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Because some of these problems can actually impair vision, eyelid lifts are occasionally done for purely medical reasons.

This is a surgical procedure which should only be done by a professional plastic surgeon. Your surgeon will discuss your particular issue with you in order to determine if blepharoplasty is the best option. Sometimes, it isn’t because drooping eyelids may not be the actual problem. The look of hooded or drooping eyelids might be caused by a problem or issue in another part of the face, such as relaxed or sagging muscles in the forehead or the brow area. That is why consulting with one of our plastic surgery professionals is so important. They will determine if you are the right candidate for blepharoplasty by giving you a thorough examination of the anatomy of your face so that the true underlying cause can be found.

The surgery itself is a very simple procedure. After you have been sedated and given a local anesthetic, your surgeon will make small incisions in the natural creases of whichever eyelid is being fixed. Via those incisions, muscle can be repaired, excess skin can be dealt with or removed, and any other techniques needed to complete the surgery can be done. If you and your surgeon have discussed adding cosmetic injectables — a complementary step that many people choose to do — they will also be administered at this time. Then the incisions are closed, and you will be on your way to recovery and better, more youthful looking eyelids.

For more information about eyelid surgery and all of the other surgical and non-surgical options are offer, call Facial Aesthetics Concepts today. We are here to answer your questions and help you get the results you want. Read more about blepharoplasty.