Blepharoplasty, the surgical procedure performed to improve the appearance of the eyelids, gives the eyes a more youthful look by removing excess skin, bulging fat, and/or lax muscle from the upper or lower lids. During your consultation, Dr. Lane will discuss all of your options, as well as what you can expect from surgery. Her goal is to subtly rejuvenate your appearance, without creating a ‘surgical’ appearance.
In the upper lids, excess skin, muscle and/or fat are removed through an incision hidden in the natural eyelid crease. If the upper lid is droopy, the muscle that raises the lid can be tightened. The incision is then closed with fine sutures.
In the lower lids, prolapsing fat can be removed or repositioned through an incision hidden on the inner surface of the lid (transconjunctival blepharoplasty). Should there be excessive skin in the lower lid, an incision is made just below the lashes and fat can be removed or repositioned through this incision at the same time. The incision is then closed with fine sutures.