We provide upper and lower lid blepharoplasty, ectropion repair, ptosis repair and brow surgery in addition to eyelid cancer removal and reconstruction. Upper lid blepharoplasty is the most frequent oculoplastic procedure that we provide, and most patients are able to be covered by insurance for this surgery if they have symptoms from the excessive eyelid tissue.
Baggy Eyes (Blepharoplasty)
Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic plastic surgical procedure intended to reshape the upper eyelid or lower eyelid by the removal and/or repositioning of excess tissue as well as by reinforcement of surrounding muscles and tendons. The procedure is used to improve the appearance of sagging upper eyelids and puffy lower "bags." When upper eyelid changes are severe in the elderly, blepharoplasty may sometimes be undertaken to open up the field of vision impaired by overhanging skin.
Depending on the scope of the procedure, the operation takes one to three hours to complete. Initial swelling and bruising take one to two weeks to resolve, but at least several months are needed until the final result becomes stable.
Droopy Eyelids (Ptosis Repair)
Ptosis (occasionally called blepharoptosis) is the paralysis of the muscles of the eyelid. It is commonly called droopy eyelids. The paralysis can be caused in various ways, including congenitally or from a stroke. One of the surgical procedures that can partially correct ptosis is called a frontalis lift, where the eyelids are connected by fascia ties to the frontalis muscles (muscles in the forehead).