Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Upper Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Excess skin and fat of the upper eyelid is a common occurrence with facial aging. Too much skin of the upper eyelid can give you a tired appearance and if severe, can obstruct a portion of your vision.

An upper blepharoplasty is performed to remove the excess skin and sometimes fat. This restores your natural eyelid crease, giving you a refreshed and rested look. The procedure is typically done in our office with local anesthetic and Pronox (nitrous oxide).

Lower Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Bags and wrinkles under the eyes can make you look tired, sad and old. A lower eyelid surgery can remedy this by restoring a smooth frame to the lower eyelid, giving you a younger and renewed appearance.

A lower blepharoplasty removes the fat protruding under the lower eyelids. You may also need excess skin and muscle tightening under the eye to achieve an optimal result. This surgery is very delicate and is for the most part done at the outpatient surgery center.

After eyelid surgery there is some degree of swelling and bruising that will improve over 10 to 14 days. Activity is limited for 3 to 5 days following surgery and most patients return to work in 7 to 10 days. Regular exercise may be resumed in 1 to 2 weeks. It is important to protect your eyes from the sun and wind following eyelid surgery.

Non-Surgical Under Eye Treatment for Dark Circles

One of our most popular procedures is the treatment of dark circles under the eyes. Dark circles can make you look tired and they are very difficult to cover with makeup. This problem occurs due to loss of volume under the eye as we age. The volume loss leaves an area of depression causing a “shadow effect” on the lower eyelid making the skin appear dark. Filling in the depression smooths the lower eyelid and helps dark circles.

This procedure is done in the office and involves Dr. Morgan injecting a small amount of Restylane, a hyaluronic acid dermal filler, into the area of depression. She then has you return in 2 weeks for follow up to see if more filler is required. It is best to inject a little at a time because the skin is this area is very thin and you do not want it over filled. After the treatment you may have some swelling and bruising. You may apply ice packs and this should subside in a few days.