Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
The eyes are the “windows to the soul.” Heavy upper eyelids close the shades on these windows, making eyes look dull and even obstructing vision. After 3 post op days of cold treatments to the lids, patients can resume their normal activities. This is one of my favorite procedures: quick, safe, almost painless, with “invisible” scars, low cost and the most dramatic results.
Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty creates an open, larger, brighter appearing eye. By removing excess loose skin and fatty tissue the eye appears larger, less tired, and brighter. The fatty tissue produces the baggy appearance of the upper or lower eyelid.
In women, excess loose skin prevents optimal use of makeup and obscures the normal contours of the eyelid. In both women and men, loose, sagging, bulging tissue make the eye smaller and more stressed.
The goal of eyelid surgery is to produce a significant improvement in the eyelid appearance with the utmost safety. If you have any type of eye disease or symptoms these must be carefully investigated and considered in planning your blepharoplasty surgery. After examining you, Dr. Kadesky may request a consultation from an ophthalmologist if he feels that your safety would benefit.
There are limitations to the amount of tissue which can or should be removed from the eyelid. Excessive removal of fat can produce a hollow, unnatural appearance. Excessive removal of skin can cause deformities or prevent proper eye closure. The key to the best results is precise planning of the procedure based on careful measurements of your eyelids.
Eyelid surgery cannot remove every wrinkle from the eyelid area. Differences which exist in the eyelids on both sides may be improved after surgery, but slight differences will always be present.
Risks of injury to the eye, infection or bleeding are extremely small, but do exist and must be considered.
Other risks common to all surgical procedures such as scar tissue formation occur in a very small percentage of cases. We encourage you discuss any which concern you during your consultation.
If deformities exist in areas of the face besides the eyelids, additional procedures may be necessary in those areas for optimal facial appearance.