Signs of age and fatigue in the face often take the form of puffiness, droopiness or bagginess around the eyes. Eyelid surgery, medically referred to as blepharoplasty, can significantly rejuvenate these areas and give you a more rested appearance. In lower eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty procedures, Dr. Daniel Casper can perform transconjunctival blepharoplasty, a technique that eliminates the appearance of scarring and typically results in minimal recovery time or traditional blepharoplasty depending on the degree of deformity.
Eyelid Surgery Procedure
Puffiness and droopiness in the upper eyelids can often make patients look tired or unhappy, and may even have an effect on vision. Bagginess and excess skin in the lower eyelids can also give the impression that patients are excessively tired, and possibly make them look older than they actually are. Eyelid surgery can improve these issues and give the eyes a renewed appearance.
Upper eyelid surgery begins with the removal of extra skin in the upper eyes that may be giving you a tired appearance. Dr. Casper will then smooth out the remaining skin, reducing sagginess and giving the upper eyes a more refreshed look. Incisions for this treatment are typically made in the crease of the upper eyelids. Residual scarring from the procedure is barely visible. Upper eyelid surgery usually takes anywhere from one to two hours to complete and can be performed on an outpatient basis.
Lower eyelid surgery is performed with either a transconjunctival or traditional approach. Dr. Casper will make incisions inside the lower eyelids eliminating any visible scarring or outside along the lid margin, depending on the degree of deformity. Once the incisions are made, Dr. Casper will remove extra fat, skin and muscle that may be causing an appearance of bagginess. He will then smooth out the remainder so that the skin looks smoother and more youthful. Lower eyelid surgery usually takes anywhere from one to two hours to complete and can be performed at our office in Los Angeles.
Dr. Casper will coat the eyes with an ointment after the procedure. Some temporary swelling and bruising around the eyes can be expected after eyelid surgery, but this should fade over the first week or two. Pain and discomfort during recovery can be managed with medication. Some tearing, light sensitivity, and temporarily blurry vision may also be present during the recovery process. Patients who have had eyelid surgery often return to normal daily routines several days after surgery.
If you would like to meet with one of the top Los Angeles plastic surgeons, Dr. Daniel Casper, please contact our practice today to discuss your options. Dr. Casper will be happy to answer your questions and talk with you about procedures that may be right for you.