Blepharoplasty- Eyelid Surgery
You may benefit from a blepharoplasty if:
- You have difficulty putting on or seeing eye makeup because there are extra folds of skin
- Your upper eyelids have an excess of skin and droop, making you look sad and tired
- You have dark circles under your lower eyelids, giving you a tired appearance
- You have bulging fat pads around the eyes
- You have crepey, “old” skin around your eyes
|Before and after of upper and lower lid blepharoplasty. Many patients come in for eyelid surgery because their friends or coworkers tell them that they look tired, sad, or overworked. Dr. Duncan's style in lid surgery is to create a refreshed look with no visible sign of having been there. I focus on removing the "negatives" so that the person inside is reflected in the wearer's face.|
How a blepharoplasty is done:
Results: What a blepharoplasty can do
|This patient had bulging fat pads under her eyes that she wanted diminished. Dr. Duncan's specialty is being able to give the patient a degree of smoothness under the eyes that is generally hard to achieve. This allows there to be no appearance of a depression where the "eye bags" typically start.|
Drooping eyebrows: If extra skin is taken out of the upper eyelids when the brow is too low, it will actually pull the eyebrows down lower. A brow lift would be a better option in this situation.
What a blepharoplasty cannot correct:
- A hollow midface with extreme dark circles under the eyes: this condition may require facial implants for correction.
- Very fine wrinkles or crepey skin. This may require an erbium laser treatment, which can be done at the same time as the blepharoplasty.