How Upper-Eyelid Rejuvenation Is Accomplished

Published on May 30, 2017
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When the upper eyelids begin to sag, it can affect both your appearance and your vision. Severe upper-eyelid sagging and the presence of excess skin on the upper eyelids can obscure your peripheral vision and can make normal tasks like reading and driving a source of significant strain on the eye.

What makes this issue worse is that it can occur as a result of the effects the natural aging process has on our tissues. The upper eyelids are particularly susceptible to the effects of aging, because they are the thinnest areas of skin tissue on the body. Additionally, because it is impossible to stop the aging process, upper-eyelid sagging will only become more severe over time if left untreated.

Upper-eyelid rejuvenation is the surgical correction of the upper eyelid. This surgery is also known as upper-eyelid blepharoplasty. The procedure is relatively quick and painless but must be performed by a qualified professional due to the sensitivity of the surgical area and the amount of precision the procedure demands.

The incisions used for the procedure will be well-hidden within the natural creases of the eyelid. Once the incisions are made, the excess tissue that is causing the eyelid to sag will be carefully removed. Sutures will be used to close the incisions in order to help the remaining eyelid skin heal properly for a natural, smooth, and youthful appearance.

Most patients will only need one or two weeks to recover from their upper-eyelid blepharoplasty procedure, but this will vary slightly between patients. Swelling and bruising is to be expected during the recovery period, but it can be managed using a cold compress and should subside within the two weeks.

If you are interested in upper-eyelid rejuvenation, contact our office to schedule a consultation with fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Laquis. Dr. Laquis has dedicated himself to understanding and performing expertly executed ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive procedures and has the skill required to deliver your desired results.

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