Visthetic Med Spa

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Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery can provide patients with a more refreshed, alert, and youthful appearance, helping to
boost their confidence and self-esteem. At Visthetic Surgery Institute & MedSpa™, our plastic surgeons
are dedicated to providing our patients with personalized care and the latest techniques and
technology for eyelid surgery to achieve natural-looking, beautiful results.

Our board-certified plastic surgeons specialize in the latest techniques for eyelid surgery, also known as
blepharoplasty, to help you achieve natural-looking, beautiful results. Eyelid surgery can address a
variety of concerns, including drooping eyelids, under-eye bags, and excess skin or wrinkles around the
eyes. The procedure can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids, or both, depending on your
individual needs.

If you want to look refreshed and rejuvenated, eyelid surgery might the right procedure for you. Book a
consultation with us so we can answer your questions and ensure this procedure is the best one
for your facial concerns!

Who is a good candidate for eyelid surgery?

Ideal candidates for eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, are generally individuals who have:

  • Excess or sagging skin on the upper eyelids that interferes with vision or makes the eyes appear tired or aged
  • Puffiness or bags under the eyes that do not improve with lifestyle changes or non-surgical treatments
  • Fine wrinkles and excess skin on the lower eyelids
  • Drooping lower eyelids that reveal the white of the eye below the iris
  • Overall healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that impair healing or increase the risk of complications

It is important for potential candidates to have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure and to be in good physical and emotional health. Our experienced plastic surgeons can evaluate your individual needs and determine if eyelid surgery is the best option for you.

What are the results of this procedure?

The results of eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can vary depending on the individual’s goals and the extent of the procedure performed. However, in general, eyelid surgery can help to:

  • Reduce puffiness and under-eye bags
  • Remove excess skin and wrinkles from the upper and lower eyelids
  • Improve vision by removing sagging skin that can obstruct the visual field
  • Provide a more refreshed and youthful appearance to the eyes

Patients may notice an immediate improvement in the appearance of their eyes after the procedure, although final results may take several weeks or even months to fully develop as swelling and bruising subside.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this procedure performed?

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is typically performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. The procedure generally involves the following steps:

  1. Incision: The surgeon will make a small incision along the natural crease of the upper eyelid or along the lash line of the lower eyelid. This helps to conceal any scarring.
  2. Tissue removal: The surgeon will remove excess skin, muscle, and/or fat from the area around the eyes as needed to achieve the desired results.
  3. Closure: The incisions will be closed with sutures or medical-grade adhesive.

After the procedure, patients will typically experience some swelling and bruising in the treated area. Discomfort and mild pain may also occur, but can be managed with pain medication prescribed by your surgeon. Most patients can resume normal activities within a week or two, although strenuous exercise and physical activity should be avoided for several weeks.


What can I expect during the healing and recovery phase?

After eyelid surgery, patients can expect some degree of bruising, swelling, and discomfort in the treated area. The eyelids may feel tight or sore, and patients may experience some temporary blurring of vision or sensitivity to light.

To minimize these effects and promote healing, patients may be advised to:

  • Apply cold compresses to the treated area for the first few days after surgery
  • Use lubricating eye drops or ointments as directed to keep the eyes moist
  • Avoid wearing contact lenses or eye makeup for at least a week after surgery
  • Sleep with the head elevated to reduce swelling
  • Avoid activities that may strain or irritate the eyes, such as reading or watching TV for prolonged periods of time

Most patients are able to return to work and normal activities within about 10-14 days after eyelid surgery, although this may vary depending on the extent of the procedure performed and individual healing times. The final results of the procedure may take several weeks or months to fully develop as the tissues around the eyes settle into their new positions.