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Blepharoplasty

Excess, sagging tissue that has accumulated around the eyelids can create a chronically tired or sad expression. Vision may be impaired in patients who have severe eyelid sagging. Excess skin that obscures your eyes can rob you of a bright and youthful facial appearance. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, lifts sagging eyelids to erase these signs of aging from around your eyes.

The Benefits of Blepharoplasty

  • Eliminates sagging skin from the upper eyelids
  • Redistributes fat to reduce puffiness
  • Improves the appearance of deep under-eye grooves

Blepharoplasty Options

There are several options available for blepharoplasty. With advice and suggestions from Dr. Jazayeri, your surgery will be customized to provide you with the best results possible.

Upper Eyelid Lift

  • An upper eyelid lift treats excess skin along the upper lid
  • An incision is placed in the natural crease of the eyelid
  • In some cases, fat may be removed or redistributed around the upper eye. It is important that not too much fat is removed from around the eyes because this can create a hollow eye appearance
  • Treating upper eyelid tissue can provide significant vision improvement for patients with severe ptosis

Lower Eyelid Lift

  • A lower eyelid lift address prominent fat pockets and excess skin of the lower eyelid
  • In cases where excess skin is not an issue, Dr. Jazayeri utilizes a transconjunctival approach, where all incisions are placed inside the lower eyelids
  • Fat can be released from the lower eye and repositioned to reduce puffiness or restore volume as needed
  • Fat is typically re-draped under the skin, creating a smoother, more youthful appearance
  • If required, excess tissue is trimmed away

Combining Procedures for Total Facial Rejuvenation

There are many factors that cause facial aging. Many patients who have problems around their eyes will also find that they have drooping brows. If left untreated, heavy brows can hang down and obscure your appearance. A brow lift may be combined with your blepharoplasty to provide the best, longest-lasting results possible. Some patients may also choose to combine a facelift with their blepharoplasty for total facial rejuvenation. Dr. Jazayeri will suggest the best combination of procedures during your consultation.

Frequently Asked Blepharoplasty Questions

A: Most patients require a week of recovery time and can return to work during the second week of their recovery. Typically, the full recovery period is six weeks, but minor swelling can persist for several months, which can affect the quality of your results.

A: You will likely experience some pain in the first few days following your surgery, but medication will be prescribed to control this postoperative pain.

A: Incisions are placed in the natural eyelid creases or along the interior of the eyelids, and most patients don’t develop visible scarring.

A: While rare, excess bleeding and infection can occur following your procedure. Some patients may experience temporary changes in sensation around the eyes.

A: Blepharoplasty provides long-lasting improvement to the eyes. While it can improve signs of aging, it cannot reverse the aging process. Most patients have results that leave them looking younger for five to 10 years.


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