Eye Lid Surgery/ Blepharoplasty:
For upper eyelid surgery, a fine incision is made in the lid’s natural skin fold to remove excess skin and restore the smooth curve of the upper eyelid, while the pouching fat is re-contoured if necessary. The treatment is done under anesthesia with little discomfort and no pain. The patient can expect bruising and swelling for a week afterwards and some mildly blurred vision for several days, but will be fully capable of working from home if needed during the recovery time.
Lower eye lid surgery is usually done without sutures or scars by removing fat directly from the inside surface of the lower eyelid. The lower eyelid skin can be rejuvenated and tightened with laser resurfacing if needed.
Injectable Eyelid Makeover:
Restylane or Juvederm can be injected in affected areas around the eyes to fill in mid-face grooves between the eyelid fat pad and the cheek to reduce the appearance of bags and “tear troughs,” the groove between the nose and lower eyelid. Each treatment lasts 6 to 12 months. A local anesthesia is used so there is little discomfort or pain and recovery time is limited to swelling for a couple of days afterwards.