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The eyes are a focal feature of the face. Over time, our eyes can develop puffy, dark circles and drooping eyelids that convey the appearance of fatigue and a loss of vitality.

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can eliminate sagging eyelids and puffiness for a dramatically rejuvenated appearance.

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What Are the Benefits of Eyelid Surgery?

A Rested Look

Many men and women struggling with significant aging of the eyes may often look tired or angry. This is because the skin and muscles surrounding the eyes become lax, and fat becomes displaced. Eyelid surgery can eliminate dark circles and puffiness around the eyes to create a more rested and relaxed facial appearance.

Increased Range of Vision

The tissues of the upper eyelids can begin to droop and interfere with a person’s eyesight. Eyelid surgery can remove overhanging tissue from the upper eyelids to restore a full field of vision.

Boost in Confidence

Wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging that have developed around the eyes can make a person feel self-conscious about their overall appearance. Eyelid surgery not only improves your eyes to create an aesthetically pleasing look, but it can also improve your self-esteem.

What Does Eyelid Surgery Entail?

Consultation

Each patient experiences different facial aging that should be evaluated before an eyelid surgery plan is developed. During your consultation, Dr. Ackerman will examine the condition of your eyes to determine the best approach for your procedure.

Incisions

Upper eyelid surgery: Incisions are placed in the natural creases of the lids and are not visible following your recovery.

Lower eyelid surgery: Incisions are placed either just below the lower eyelashes or on the inside of the lower eyelid (transconjunctival technique).

Procedure

Dr. Ackerman believes that any facial enhancement should be dramatic yet natural looking. Depending on the type of correction required, a combination of techniques may be used to achieve your goal.

During your procedure, excess skin is trimmed away from the upper and lower eyelids, and the remaining tissue is repositioned for a more attractive look. Fat may be redistributed under the eyes to achieve a more well-rested appearance.

Have Other Concerns About Eyelid Surgery?

  • Recovery

    Following your eyelid surgery, swelling and bruising will occur but should subside after a couple of weeks. Be sure to keep your head elevated when resting, and avoid any strenuous activities for at least two weeks. Most patients may return to work between 10 and 14 days after the procedure unless instructed otherwise by Dr. Ackerman.
  • Results

    You can expect natural, long-lasting results after your eyelid surgery performed by Dr. Ackerman.
  • Scars

    Scarring may be present depending on the technique used during your procedure. Any visible scars that do occur are temporary, and they can be hidden underneath makeup. Scars are likely to fade over time.
  • Pain

    You may experience moderate discomfort following your eyelid surgery. Dr. Ackerman can prescribe you medication to minimize the pain.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Am I a good candidate for eyelid surgery?

    Ideal candidates for eyelid surgery must be in good health and have realistic expectations about their results. You will also be asked to stop smoking a few weeks before and after your surgery.
  • How long will my eyelid surgery results last?

    The natural aging process will still occur, but patients can expect long-lasting to permanent results. Patients are often told that they appear several years younger than they actually are.
  • Can I combine my eyelid surgery with other facial procedures?

    Eyelid surgery can be performed alongside rhinoplasty or facelift surgery to enhance your overall facial appearance.
  • Are there any risks involved with eyelid surgery?

    In experienced hands, the complications are quite rare. As with most surgical procedures, there are some risks. These risks can include:

    • Bleeding
    • Infection
    • Change in the shape of the eyes
    • Dry eyes
    • Change in skin sensation

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Boris M. Ackerman, M.D.,
Renown Plastic Surgeon and a Facelift Specialist

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