Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Plastic Surgeons & Medical Spa Serving Lexington, Frankfort, Georgetown, Nicholasville, and Nearby Central and Eastern Kentucky

smiling young woman applying face cream below her eyeThe eyes are the windows to the soul, so it isn’t surprising that how we feel physically and emotionally is reflected in our eyes. When the eyelids have excess, drooping skin, it can make a person appear tired, sad, angry, or old.

Luckily, eyelid surgery is a safe and effective procedure that can correct drooping eyelids, puffiness, and bags in the upper and lower eyelids. A person can see more clearly and look and feel younger after undergoing upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or both.

For more information about blepharoplasty surgery, please call Plastic Surgeons of Lexington at 859-276-3883 today.

What Can Eyelid Surgery Achieve?

Full Facial Rejuvenation

With the eyes being one of the most revealing features of the face, drooping eyelids can significantly detract from your appearance. Eyelid surgery removes excess skin and adjusts the tissues of the upper or lower eyelids to provide patients with a younger, more rejuvenated appearance. In essence, the overall facial appearance can significantly improve by enhancing the contours of the eyelids.

Reduce Signs of Aging

Excess skin, fat, and tissue in the eyelids as well as fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes can make a person look older than they are. With eyelid surgery, the eyelid skin is trimmed and tightened, which will smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. The result is a younger, more energetic appearance.

Better Vision

Many people undergo eyelid surgery for cosmetic reasons; however, drooping upper eyelids can also impair vision. Excess eyelid tissue can hang over the eyelids and block a person’s view. After undergoing eyelid surgery, patients notice that their eyes appear more open and alert, making it easier for them to see more clearly.

Restored Confidence

By looking younger and being able to see the world with better vision, patients notice they feel better about how they look. They don’t have to hide behind sunglasses and can show off their new and rejuvenated eyes with confidence. After surgery, patients find who previously had difficulty applying eyeshadow or eyeliner find that they can easily apply makeup and feel better about the overall appearance of their face.

Eyelid Surgery Procedure

  • For the upper eyelid lift, incisions are made along the natural crease of the upper eyelid, which will help to conceal scarring.
  • Lower eyelid surgery may be performed either through an incision just below the lower lash line or through an incision inside the lower lid.
  • Fat is removed or repositioned, the eyelid muscles are tightened, and excess skin is trimmed.
  • Incisions are closed with surgical tape or removable sutures.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a good candidate for eyelid surgery?

Ideal candidates for eyelid surgery are in good health, have realistic expectations, and would like to correct droopy, saggy eyelids.

How much does eyelid surgery cost?

The cost of eyelid surgery will differ based on the extent of correction and the location where the surgery is performed. 

What are the risks and potential complications associated with eyelid surgery?

As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks involved with eyelid surgery, which include:

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Eye dryness
  • Infection
  • Difficulty closing your eyes
  • Pain
  • Poor wound healing
  • Bleeding

Can eyelid surgery be combined with other procedures?

For overall facial rejuvenation, eyelid surgery is commonly combined with brow lift surgery or facelift surgery.

Is there a lot of pain associated with eyelid surgery?

Due to bruising and swelling, there will be some minor pain after eyelid surgery. Pain medications will be prescribed to alleviate any discomfort.

Find out if eyelid surgery is right for you by calling 859-276-3883 today. Our board-certified plastic surgeons perform upper, lower and combination eyelid procedures for patients in Lexington and nearby areas of Kentucky.