Brookfield Eyelid Surgery: Blepharoplasty
There are many factors that contribute to how the eye area ages. The result can be excess skin, excess fat, wrinkles, crepey skin or sagging tissue. In addition, how your brow ages and its position can affect the eye. Also, the upper lid can age very differently than the lower lid. Some of these changes can be addressed with surgery but others will require non surgical treatments like Botox, dermal fillers, facial treatments and medical grade skin care. Which route you choose will depend on how you have aged, your anatomy and your goals.
Excess skin on the upper lid is responsible for a tired or unrested appearance. The excess skin and fat on the upper lid is addressed with an eyelid lift or Blepharoplasty. There is not a nonsurgical option for this.
An upper lid blepharoplasty is done in the operating room. It is a short 1 hour, outpatient surgery with minimal downtime. Dr. Bonness will make incisions in the natural crease in the upper lid and remove excess skin and fat. The majority of the incision is hidden in the crease and not visible. There will be some mild swelling and bruising. Patients can resume normal light activity immediately the next day and return to work in one week.
In some patients their brow is low and contributing to the excess skin of the upper lid. In this case both an upper lid blepharoplasty and browlift would be recommended. For the browlift an incision is hidden in the hairline, the skin and muscle of the forehead are elevated and excess skin removed pulling the brow up off the lids to a more youthful position. The procedure is done in the operating room under general anesthesia. The surgery is 2 hours and adds a little more time to your recovery. Patients usually will return to work in 1.5 weeks.
Upper lid blepharoplsty and browlift, whether done separately or apart, can dramatically refresh your appearance.