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What Are the Benefits of Eyelid Surgery?

Due to the delicate nature of the skin, the areas around the eyes can be particularly prone to showing signs of aging. Excess or sagging skin, fat deposits, and loosened muscles can all cause the eyelids to droop. With eyelid surgery, our facial plastic surgeons can address both cosmetic and functional concerns of the upper and lower eyelids while creating a smoother, more youthful appearance.

Each eyelid surgery (also known as blepharoplasty) can be customized to meet your unique needs. During the consultation process, Dr. Kriet or Dr. Humphrey can recommend whether surgery on the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both might best achieve your goals. There are many benefits to eyelid surgery:

  • By eliminating fat deposits and recontouring the existing fat around the eye, the natural contour of the eyelid can be restored. Puffiness can also be significantly reduced.
  • Tightening the skin and muscles while removing any excess skin from the eyelid and around the eye can create a smoother eyelid.
  • In cases where the upper eyelid is sagging and obstructing the vision, full range of vision can be restored.

Since the incisions for eyelid surgery can be concealed along the lash lines or in the crease of the upper eyelid, there is typically no visible scarring after the healing process is complete. Patients can then enjoy a more rested and revitalized appearance. To learn if you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery, please schedule an appointment with one of our facial plastic surgeons today.

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