What is blepharoplasty?

Also simply called eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty is a procedure Dr. Peck uses to transform his patient’s eyes. As you age, several things happen in your eye area. First, the muscles supporting your eyelids weaken. Secondly, the skin of your eyelids stretches. And, to top it all off, your eye can also develop excess fat around it. 

This leaves you looking puffy, droopy, tired, and notably older. And these eyelid changes don’t just affect the way you look. As they droop, your eyelids can impair your ability to see clearly, particularly at the edges of your field of vision.

Dr. Peck offers blepharoplasty to help his patients reclaim both their vision and their youthful appearance. With this outpatient procedure, he transforms the eye area. 

What does a blepharoplasty do?

This transformative surgery gives Dr. Peck the opportunity to alter your top eyelid, your bottom eyelid, or both. He makes the changes that are right for you and your vision and aesthetic goals. 

A blepharoplasty is an ideal way to correct:

  • Sagging skin along your top eyelid
  • Puffy eyelids
  • Under-eye bags
  • Lower eyelids that droop
  • Excess skin around the eyes

During your procedure, Dr. Peck removes excess skin and fat around your eye. The result is eyes that look more open and alert, leaving you looking rejuvenated and youthful. 

What should I expect during and after a blepharoplasty?

Dr. Peck performs blepharoplasty under local anesthesia. He can also give you something to help you relax during your procedure if you’re feeling tense. 

If both your upper and lower lids need attention, Dr. Peck adjusts them both during the same procedure. After he’s finished, you relax, and he monitors you and ensures you’re comfortable. Later that day, you return home to rest.

You may experience some swelling, light sensitivity, or eye-watering after blepharoplasty. That’s all normal and will go away with time. Cold compresses can help to minimize swelling and discomfort. You should avoid strenuous activity for a week and wear dark sunglasses when you venture outdoors to protect your eyes from wind and sun exposure. 

To find out if a blepharoplasty could be right for you, call Richard Peck Plastic Surgery to schedule your appointment today.