Eyelid Surgery in Chapel Hill

Blepharoplasty in Chapel Hill with H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery


It’s widely acknowledged that our eyes hold a special place as a defining feature on our faces. Paradoxically, they’re also susceptible to being the initial site of aging concerns such as lines, wrinkles, drooping skin, and under-eye bags. This seems rather unfair, doesn’t it? Luckily, eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, remains a sought-after option at H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery for both men and women alike. Skillfully performed, this procedure has the transformative power to imbue a youthful aura to the entire face, despite targeting only the upper facial area.

However, the change isn’t overt to the point where it’s immediately apparent to others. Given the fragility of the eye zone, your choice of surgeon plays a crucial role in ensuring both safety and exceptional results. At H/K/B, we grasp the intricacies of the skin and muscles surrounding the eyes, staying abreast of the latest advancements in eyelid surgery techniques.

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What Can I Expect During An Eyelid Surgery in Chapel Hill, NC?

Both upper and lower blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, can be performed as outpatient procedures under local anesthesia and sedation at our fully accredited surgical facilities. Our experienced nurses provide attentive care, ensuring your comfort and well-being throughout the process. Certified in advanced cardiac life support, they guarantee the highest level of supervision and care in the unlikely event of an emergency. Furthermore, we collaborate with advanced anesthesia providers to ensure optimal patient safety and satisfaction.

During upper eyelid surgery, the incision typically starts within the natural crease at the inner corner of the eye and extends slightly beyond the outer corner towards the crow’s feet or laugh lines. This incision follows the natural curvature of the upper eyelid and becomes inconspicuous once healed. Through this incision, the cosmetic surgeon removes excess skin and fatty tissue, resulting in a smoother and more rejuvenated appearance.

For lower eyelid surgery, the incision is typically concealed just below the lower lashes, allowing for the removal of excess skin, muscle, and fat to create a youthful lower lid contour. Additionally, fat can be repositioned to eliminate puffiness or bulges, and in some cases, the underlying muscle may be tightened. For some patients, a transconjunctival approach may be suitable, where the incision is made inside the lower eyelid, leaving no visible scar. Even when the incision is made below the lower lash line, any resulting scar is typically well-hidden.

What Can Blepharoplasty Do For Me?

before eyelid surgery female patient front view
After eyelid surgery female patient front view

Chapel Hill blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. If you have a drooping upper lid that hangs over your eyes and makes them less prominent, an upper eyelid lift can bring your eyes out of hiding. The eyelid surgery can also often smooth frown lines and other fine lines around the eyes.

If you have bags or puffiness under your eyes, a lower eyelid lift can smooth out the area and make your eyes look young again. “Tear troughs” – deep hollows under the eyes – can also be corrected.

Blepharoplasty is often performed in conjunction with a forehead/brow lift, facelift, or neck lift for an overall more youthful look.

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The H/K/B Way is a collaborative effort between all of our physicians and staff. Together, we are committed to providing our patients with state-of-the-art procedures, best-in-class surgical technology, and the most advanced methods for ensuring not just optimal results, but also optimal recovery periods.

How Long Does It Take To Recover From Eyelid Surgery?

The recovery duration following an upper or lower blepharoplasty, or a combined eyelid surgery, typically lasts 1-2 weeks. You might experience tearing and dryness in your eyes, along with some bruising and swelling. We’ll prescribe eye drops to accelerate the healing process and minimize the risk of infection, while any discomfort can be effectively managed with medication.

To reduce swelling, it’s beneficial to keep your head elevated during the initial days, and sleeping on your back will enhance your comfort. Refrain from engaging in strenuous activities for a few weeks.

Rest assured, we’ll closely monitor your recovery progress and address any inquiries you may have along the way. Given the individualized nature of aging, the longevity of eyelid surgery outcomes can vary greatly. For most patients, the results typically endure for 5-9 years.

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