Eyelid Rejuvenation (Blepharoplasty)


Before Bilateral Quad Blepharoplasty.
Patient is 52 years old.
6 months after Blepharoplasty.
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Cosmetic eyelid surgery, called blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, and give a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and alert. Specifically, eyelid surgery can treat loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision, excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids, bags under the eyes, droopiness of the lower eyelids, showing white below the iris (colored portion of the eye), and excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid.

Eyelid surgery is usually performed on adult men and women who have healthy facial tissue and muscles and have realistic goals for improvement of the upper and/or lower eyelids and surrounding area. You should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image. Good candidates are healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing, non-smokers, individuals without serious eye conditions, and individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for blepharoplasty..

Your final results will appear within several weeks, but it may take up to a year for incision lines to fully refine. While eyelid surgery can be expected to correct certain conditions permanently, you will continue to age naturally.

 

 

Important! Please inform Dr. Shinn if you have eye disease such as glaucoma, dry eye or detached retina, thyroid disorders such as Graves’ disease and under or overactive thyroid, and/or cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure or other circulatory disorders or diabetes.