Blepharoplasty in Orlando, FL

Brighten and rejuvenate your eyes

About Eyelid Surgery

Rejuvenate your eyes with eyelid surgery. Upper and/or lower blepharoplasty can correct sagging, heavy eyelids that are excessively wrinkled or blocking your vision. Eyelid surgery can revitalize your appearance and help you look more youthful, awake, and refreshed.

Candidates

Any healthy adult with drooping or heaviness in the upper and/or lower eyelids may be a candidate for blepharoplasty. Candidates for upper blepharoplasty may have saggy upper eyelids that give them an old, tired appearance and may even interfere with their vision. Candidates for lower blepharoplasty may have saggy or puffy lower eyelids that give them a sad, tired appearance. These issues may be caused by age or genetics.

Techniques

Blepharoplasty can be performed on either the upper or lower eyelids. For upper blepharoplasty, excess skin from the upper eyelids is removed and the tissues are tightened to open up the eyes and restore a more youthful appearance and sightlines. For lower blepharoplasty, the tissues are tightened and tucked, and displaced fat is carefully removed or repositioned to get rid of under-eye bags. Patients may receive treatment for the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, depending on their needs.

Preparing for Surgery

You should be in good health prior to undergoing this surgery. If you are receiving treatment for any chronic health conditions, you will need to request clearance from your primary care physician. You may also need to get an EKG and basic blood work to evaluate your health in anticipation of a successful procedure and healthy recovery. You will also need to plan for adequate time off work and arrange for assistance during your recovery.

Recovery After Surgery

Most patients can expect to take approximately 1 week off work after blepharoplasty. It is common to experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising; these recovery signs improve rapidly during the week after surgery. You will need to avoid driving until the swelling has subsided and you have your full range of vision (typically by the end of 1 week after surgery).

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect for my blepharoplasty scars?

Blepharoplasty scars are well-hidden. For an upper eyelid lift, the incisions are hidden in natural creases in the upper eyelids. For a lower eyelid lift, the incisions are hidden either just beneath the lash line or inside the eyelids. These scars should fade significantly over time.

Can I get blepharoplasty for both my upper and lower eyelids?

Patients can undergo this procedure on both the upper and lower eyelids if desired.

Can eyelid surgery get rid of bags under the eyes?

Puffiness or bags under the eyes, often caused by aging and/or genetics, can be improved with lower eyelid surgery. Conservative removal or repositioning of excess fat combined with tightening loose tissues can transform the appearance of your undereye area.

How long will my blepharoplasty results last?

You can expect your blepharoplasty results to last a long time. That said, the natural aging process will continue, and you may experience changes in skin laxity over time. By protecting your eyes from the sun and taking good care of the sensitive skin that surrounds your eyes, you can help to ensure long-lasting results.