Blepharoplasty - series

Indications

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is used to correct "puffy bags" below the eyes and drooping upper lids that make the patient look older and tired or that interferes with vision. Eyelid surgery will not remove wrinkles around the eyes, lift sagging eyebrows, or eliminate dark circles under the eyes.

Indications

Indications

Sagging eyelids are a normal part of aging. Fat deposits may increase as skin thins and wrinkles.

Indications

Incisions

Incisions are made in the natural creases or folds of the eyelids. Underlying fat may be removed, excess skin is trimmed along the natural fold in the eyelid.

Incisions

Aftercare

After healing, the scars fade and are unnoticeable.

Aftercare

Revision

Last reviewed 2/11/2013 by Paul B. Griggs, MD, Department of Ophthalmology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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