Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

Every year, thousands of men and women choose blepharoplasty to improve the way they look. Droopy eyelids can make you look older and can also impair vision. Blepharoplasty corrects these problems and also removes puffiness and bags under their eyes that make you look worn and tired. This procedure cannot alter dark circles nor can it change sagging eyebrows. Though blepharoplasty is often performed as a single procedure, Dr. Kashani may also recommend a browlift, facelift or skin resurfacing to achieve the best result.

In upper eyelid surgery, the surgeon first marks the individual lines and creases of the lids in order to keep the scars as invisible as possible along these natural folds. The incision is made, and excess fat, muscle and loose skin are removed. Fine sutures are used to close the incisions, thereby minimizing the visibility of any scar.

In lower eyelid surgery, the surgeon makes the incision in an inconspicuous site along the lashline and smile creases of the lower lid. Excess fat, muscle, and skin are trimmed away before the incision is closed with fine sutures. Eyelid puffiness caused primarily by excess fat may be corrected by transconjunctival blepharoplasty. The incision in this case is made inside the lower eyelid, and excess fatty material is removed. When sutures are used to close this kind of incision, they are invisible to the eye. They are also self-dissolving and leave no visible scar.