The eyelid lift can brighten the face and eliminate the tired appearance that people associate with bags beneath the eyes and excess puffy skin of the upper lids. As part of the aging process the eyes are often the first to show the ravages of time. Fortunately Dr. Bloch can reverse this process.
How is Eyelid Surgery Done?
In this procedure, a small incision is made in the crease of the upper eyelid and the excess skin and fat is removed. The scar is in the natural crease and heals extremely well. The lower lids can be approached by various methods. One includes a fine incision placed at the lash line. The skin is elevated and the underlying fat and excess skin is trimmed. The incision is then closed.
A newer method known as a transconjunctival blepharoplasty involves an incision inside the lid so there is no visible external incision. The bags of fat are removed. Most patients can wear make-up in a week and resume normal activities.
The transconjunctival blepharoplasty is often combined with a light laser to the lower lid skin in order to tighten and smooth out the fine lines. Advantages of this approach are the rapid healing, natural appearance to the lids, less bruising and less risk of ectropion or drooping of the lower lid.