Eyelid Surgery Before & After Photos

Eyelid Surgery Before & After Case 1

This beautiful woman had problems with her vision blocked by overhanging eyelid skin. This skin can weigh down the eyelashes, causing irritation and difficulty wearing any makeup around the eyes.

A blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, was performed to remove the excess eyelid skin.

She is seen at 2 weeks, with a refreshed look and a wider field of view!

She still has some fullness to the upper eyelids because of her brow ptosis. In this case, she is considering a brow lift in the future, and a balance was struck to ensure that if/when she is ready for that, there will still be enough eyelid skin to look natural and not cause any problems with eyelid retraction, dry eyes, or an unnatural appearance.

Eyelid Surgery Before & After Case 2

Asian eyelid surgery is a procedure to help highlight the natural beauty of one’s eyes.

More commonly seen in Asians are eyelid anatomic features that can make one appear more tired. The skin can be thicker and heavier, resting on the eyelashes. The fat in the eyelid may sit lower and be heavier. The connections between the skin and the deeper muscle (that produce the eyelid crease) may be weak or absent.

This woman is seen 3 weeks after her procedure done in our office. This was performed with an open technique, which tends to be more precise and long-lasting in my hands.

Extreme care is taken in marking and remarking with the patient awake. Partway through the procedure we are able to sit up the patient, and be sure the shape and symmetry is satisfactory, before completing the closure.

She loves her result, and we do, too!

Eyelid Surgery Before & After Case 3

“I can see if anyone crazy is coming up beside me now! And my eyelids don’t feel as heavy or tired any more.”

5 weeks after upper eyelid lift done in the office, she is enjoying feeling refreshed and seeing the world more completely. Performing this procedure under local anesthesia saves on the costs and potential risks of general anesthesia.

Sutures are removed within a week, and patients usually feel presentable by about 2 weeks. Return to full activities is normally at ~4 weeks post op.