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Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

When we regard each other, we often look first at each other’s eyes. Lax or excess skin and protruding fat, along with loss of fat in other areas, can cause aging eyes to look tired, old, and sometimes even angry. Correction of the eyelids can make a huge difference in one’s facial appearance, often making a more profound difference than any other facial cosmetic procedure.

Blepharoplasty removes or repositions excess fat and skin from the upper and lower eyelid area. The goal of the procedure is to eliminate any puffiness and drooping around the eyelid that produces an aged, tired appearance. When that is accomplished, patients tend to look more youthful and energetic.

During the procedure, Dr. Jeffrey Copeland—our board-certified plastic surgeon—will make an incision within the upper eyelid crease or close to the lower lashes so that visible scarring is minimized. The surgery can be performed under sedation in the office or under general anesthesia in an operating room. The procedure usually takes one to two hours to perform (if upper and lower eyelids are being done, then the procedure may take longer).

Most patients can resume normal activities in one week or less following surgery; however, strenuous exercise must be avoided for about one month.

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If you are interested in blepharoplasty, please contact our office to learn more about this facial rejuvenation procedure during a consultation with Dr. Copeland.