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Blepharoplasty (also commonly known as eyelid surgery) is a procedure that uses skin tightening and fat removal/transfer methods to eliminate wrinkles, bags and the dark circles under the eyes. The surgery aims to redefine the shape of the eye and give it a more youthful appearance.
If the eyelids affect your line of sight, corrective procedures may be covered by insurance. Request an appointment with our surgeons to learn more.
The most frequently performed eyelid procedures are:
Many people opt to have ptosis correction surgery in conjunction with upper blepharoplasty as the same upper eyelid crease incision is used for both procedures and there is no increase in recovery time.
Both upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty are performed on an outpatient basis. It is generally recommended that patients plan on staying home for 2-3 days after the procedure, and apply ice to the eyelids to reduce bruising and swelling. It typically takes about 3 weeks for the bruising to disappear completely, although this can be effectively covered with makeup or sunglasses.
Dr. Akrit Sodhi Receives RPB Award - 6/12/2015