Both upper blepharoplasty and lower blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia and sedation at our fully accredited surgical facilities, where our highly qualified nurses will pamper you. Our nurses are certified in advanced cardiac life support, which ensures the highest level of supervision, evaluation, and care in the unlikely event of an emergency. We also work with advanced anesthesia providers.
For the upper eyelids, the incision typically begins within the natural crease of the eye’s inside corner and extends slightly beyond the outside corner into the crow’s feet or laugh lines. The incision line follows the natural contour of the upper eyelid and is camouflaged when healed. Through this incision, the cosmetic surgeon removes excess skin and fatty tissue so that the area is smoother and firmer.
For the lower eyelids, the incision is typically concealed just below the lower lashes where excess skin, muscle, and fat are removed to create a more youthful lower lid. The fat beneath the eye can also be redistributed to remove puffiness or bulges. In some patients, the underlying muscle will be tightened. Many times, a transconjunctival lower lid blepharoplasty is possible where the incision is inside the eyelid where there is no visible scar. Even if the incision is made below the lower lash line, however, the scar will not be visible.