The delicate skin around the eyes is very thin and sensitive, making it more susceptible to environmental and lifestyle factors than the rest of the face. Because of this, the eyes are usually the first area to develop signs of aging.
Blepharoplasty procedure details
Blepharoplasty is performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with mild sedation. It generally takes 1 to 2 hours. For upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Hessler will make incisions in the natural creases of the eyelids, through which she will either remove or re-adjust fat, excise excess skin, and tighten the muscles. The incisions will then be gently closed with sutures. For lower eyelid surgery, Dr. Hessler will make incisions under the eyelash line or inside the lower eyelids. With lower blepharoplasty, no skin is removed; however, some patients undergo a fat transfer to add volume here. This addresses under-eye bags. Upper and lower eyelid surgery can be done as stand-alone procedures respectively, or they can be done together for optimal results.