Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) in Pasadena & Los Angeles
If drooping upper lids and puffy bags below the eyes are causing you to look aged and fatigued – or worse yet, interfering with your vision – you may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery (technically called “blepharoplasty”). This procedure can correct the eye features that cause you to look older or tired; and, bring about a refreshed, more youthful appearance than you ever thought possible.
How does eyelid surgery work?
Essentially, blepharoplasty is designed to remove excess fat and skin from the upper and lower eyelids, as these are the features that cause the eye appearance to bear unattractive or vision-obstructing traits. At Dr. Taylor’s Los Angeles plastic surgery practice, countless individuals have reaped the benefits of blepharoplasty; but how does it work?
Dr. Taylor explains:
Typically, a surgeon begins with incisions that start at the natural lines of the eyelids, follow the upper lid crease, and conclude at the lashes in the lower lids. Through these incisions, the skin is separated from underlying fatty tissue and muscle to remove excess fat; then, the sagging skin and muscle that is causing unwanted drooping or puffiness is trimmed. Finally, the incisions are closed with fine, sterile sutures. Depending on the extent of correction required, blepharoplasty normally takes one to three hours to complete.
Of course, every patient is different; and our skilled Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon recognizes that as well. For instance, those who have a pocket of fat beneath the lower lids without sagging eye skin (as is often the case with younger patients) may undergo a transconjunctival blepharoplasty. In this case, the incision is made inside the lower eyelid, leaving no visible scar. Additionally, Asian patients can request Asian eyelid surgery, which adds an upper eyelid crease where one is missing.
What Eyelid Surgery Won’t Do
Blepharoplasty is a highly effective procedure for those who wish to look younger and more refreshed; however, it should be noted that it is not designed to address all of the visible signs of aging. For example, other facial wrinkles, “crow’s feet,” and sagging eyebrows are not eliminated with this procedure. To learn how to correct these features, please speak with Dr. Taylor about facelift surgery.
To discuss the prospect of undergoing blepharoplasty, request a consultation at our Los Angeles cosmetic surgery office. Dr. Taylor will be glad to answer your questions.