What to Expect from Your Eyelid Surgery
As with all facial cosmetic surgery, good health and realistic expectations are prerequisites. Blepharoplasty removes the excess fat, muscle, and skin from both upper and lower lids. The results can be a refreshed appearance, with a younger, firmer eye area. After a mutual decision is made by both you and Dr. Ferguson, the technique indicated for your individual surgery will be discussed. The risks and costs inherent in the procedure will be outlined.
In upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Ferguson first marks the individual lines and creases of the lids in order to keep the scars as invisible as possible along these natural folds. The incision is made, and excess fat, muscle, and loose skin are removed. Fine sutures are used to close the incisions, thereby minimizing the visibility of any scar. In lower eyelid surgery, eyelid puffiness caused primarily by excess fat may be corrected by a transconjunctival blepharoplasty. The incision in this case is made inside the lower eyelid, and excess fatty material is removed. Wrinkles are improved by application of a concurrent peel or with laser treatment.