Eyelid Surgery

Ideal Patient:

  • Droopy upper eyelids
  • Puffy bags under eyes

The Method:

Are your eyes aging you? If you want younger looking, rested and refreshed looking eyes, consider eyelid surgery with Dr. Kagan. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes fat, excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids.

The Procedure:

This procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis under a local or general anesthesia. Incisions are made along the natural lines of your eyelids, in the creases of the upper lids or just below the lashes on the lower lids. The skin is separated from the underlying fatty tissue and muscle. Excess fat is removed and sagging skin and muscle is also often removed. Typically eyelid surgery patients do not need to worry about scarring as the incisions are closed with very fine sutures.

A transconjunctival blepharoplasty is performed if there is a pocket of fat beneath the lower eyelids but no skin needs to be removed. The incisions are made inside the lower eyelid leaving no visible scar. This is usually for younger eyelid surgery patients with thicker, more elastic skin.

While blepharoplasty can be done alone, several eyelid surgery patients receive the procedure in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures such as a face lift or a brow lift.