Blepharoplasty

Drooping eyelids or bags under the eyes can make a person look more tired than they feel and can also add a few years to their appearance.  Eyelid surgery or an eyelid tuck, also known as blepharoplasty can take years off a person’s appearance making the patient look younger and fresher.  In addition to removing excess skin and possibly some fat from the upper eyelids to reduce drooping eyes, blepharoplasty can also reshape the lower lid to reduce puffiness.

Blepharoplasty Procedure

The procedure can be done here at our plastic surgery clinic or in a hospital and typically lasts between one and three hours. There is usually no need for an overnight stay and while the stitches from the procedure are removed in about three days, it generally will take a week before makeup can be applied and the person can return to work.

Side Effects Associated With Blepharoplasty?

When performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, blepharoplasty complications are not usually expected and are usually minor. There are some medical conditions that may preclude someone from being a candidate for blepharoplasty including high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and hypothyroidism. Always check with an ophthalmologist or family doctor before undergoing such procedures.

The benefits of an eyelift include:

  • Removal of excess skin from upper eyelids
  • Reduced puffiness in lower eyelids
  • Younger, fresher appearance
  • Improved confidence
  • Return to work in one week

Blepharoplasty Eyelid Tuck Before & After Photos

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Schedule a Blepharoplasty Consultation With Wells Plastic Surgery

Dr. Henry Wells is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the staff at Wells Plastic Surgery center serving the Lexington and Louisville areas, can help open the eyes to a new look, while not only enhancing a person’s appearance, but in providing them with a new mental outlook as well.

Everyone’s result will be different, thereby meeting with the surgeon and the staff before beginning any procedure can help understand what to expect and what outcome can be anticipated. They can help you through preparing for the surgery as well as what to expect following the procedure. Going into this type of operation knowing what the results are expected to be will help ease the anxiety during the recovery period.