Blepharoplasty, more commonly known as eyelid surgery, improves the appearance of the upper eyelids and/or the lower eyelids to give a more rejuvenated appearance to the area surrounding your eyes. This ultimately gives you a more youthful and energetic appearance.
At times, an upper blepharoplasty is needed for functional reasons, such as when overabundant upper eyelid skin protrudes over the eyelashes to cause an obstruction of peripheral vision. In this circumstance, an upper blepharoplasty can be performed to improve peripheral vision and to decrease the heaviness of the eyelids. Often, this procedure is covered under most insurance plans so please make sure to check with your provider or contact our patient concierge team who will be happy find out for you.
Lower blepharoplasty, most often performed for cosmetic reasons, will dramatically improve puffy lower eyelid "bags" and reduce the wrinkling of the skin around the eyes.
Healing times vary based on many factors. However, the majority of your healing will be within the first few weeks. In some cases, it may take as long as 6 months to a year for incision lines to fully refine.
While eyelid surgery can be expected to correct certain conditions more permanently, your body will continue to age naturally. Life-long sun protection and good skin care are important to help maintain your results. The team at Woolfson Cosmetic will advise you on the best options including medical grade skin care products and other anti-aging and skin care products we have selected based on their effectiveness.