As key elements in facial expression, the eyes convey messages of emotion, vitality, and age. The aging process can cause the eyelids to sag and droop, which in combination with bags and puffiness can make you look sad, tired and older than you really are.Read Client Reviews on RealSelf
Anaesthesia & Stay
The incision is taken in the fold of the upper eyelid following the natural contours of the eyelid making the resulting scars will be as inconspicuous as possible.
Using a variety of surgical instruments, the layer of excess skin from the upper eyelid is excised, exposing the underlying muscle layer. In some cases a small strip of muscle from the upper eyelid, may also be excised.
To gain access to the two fat deposits in the upper eyelid, very small incisions are made in the orbital septum. By pressing on the upper eyelid, the fat deposits are exposed through each of the incisions. A portion of each fat deposit is removed to reduce the puffy appearance in the upper eyelid.
The incisions are closed with non-absorbable or absorbable sutures.Small sterile bandages may be applied to keep the incisions moist and promote proper healing.
The incision is taken in the fold of the lower eyelid following the natural contours of the eyelid making the resulting scar as inconspicuous as possible.
To gain access to the orbital fat, a small incision is made in the muscle layer. The skin and muscle are dissected away from the underlying orbital septum. This allows the surgeon to pull the skin and muscle layers away from the orbital septum and subsequently expose the orbital fat in the lower eyelid.
To sculpt the orbital fat, the orbital septum is opened to expose the three orbital fat deposits of the lower eyelid. Each fat deposit is removed reducing the appearance of bags and puffiness in the lower eyelid.
If you have excess skin in the lower eyelid, a small amount may be removed. The skin incision is closed with sutures.
Thro Lower Eyelid
We use a retractor to carefully pull the lower eyelid away from the eyeball and expose the conjunctiva, which is a thin membrane that lines the inside of the eyelid. A shield may be applied to your eyes in order to protect them during the procedure.
A small incision is made in the conjunctiva by guiding a cautery device along the conjunctiva, exposing the three orbital fat deposits.
To sculpt the orbital fat, each fat deposit is carefully removed thus, reducing the appearance of bags and puffiness in the lower eyelid. After sculpting the fat deposits, the incisions will be allowed to close on their own.
Post Op Recovery
Your New Look
Eyelid surgery can help freshen and revitalize your face by reducing the appearance of heavy, sagging eyelids, puffiness, and bags under the eyes, resulting in a more alert and youthful look that will last for years. While eyelid surgery addresses these problems,the procedure cannot correct crow’s feet, dark circles under the eyes, or sagging eyebrows.