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Do you ever wake up to find yourself repeatedly looking tired after getting a good night's rest? Although the general assumption is that puffy eyes are a result of poor sleep, that is not always the case. Having excess skin above and below your eyelids can cause a fatigued appearance: saggier eyebrows, droopy upper lids, and bags under your eyes. Furthermore, sagging skin around the eyes may block some of your peripheral vision. If you find yourself having puffy eyes or constant eyebags even after feeling well-rested, or heavy upper eyelids that make it difficult to keep your eyes open, then surgery to remove the skin might be right for you.

Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a procedure that can remove excess eyelid skin and fat, leaving you looking younger and improving your vision. This procedure can be done on both the upper and lower eyelids, for health and cosmetic purposes, respectively.  Although they can both be performed during the same surgical visit, upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasties are two separate procedures.

Many people who are considering a blepharoplasty are hesitant due to various sources of misinformation. One misconception is that blepharoplasty commonly causes dry eyes, but this side effect is unlikely as long as an experienced board-certified ophthalmic and oculoplastic surgeon, such as Dr. Chon or Dr. Carniciu, performs the surgery. Some people worry that a scar will be noticeable after the procedure, when the incisions are hidden within the folds of the lids or avoided altogether using a bladeless approach, making scars virtually undetectable. 

Blepharoplasty is a wonderful rejuvenative eye procedure that brightens the full face. A blepharoplasty can improve the appearance of dark circles and shadows by removing excess fat from under the eyes. Often, lower eyelid blepharoplasty is combined with CO2 laser resurfacing to tighten lower lid skin wrinkles using our gold standard Lumenis AcuPulse laser. While eyelid surgery can help with eye bags, it cannot fully address crow’s feet, which are the dynamic lines that form at the corners of the eyes, and are caused by smiling, frowning, or squinting - these can be treated using injectables such as Botox or Jeuveau.

Schedule a consultation with a trustworthy oculoplastic surgeon to determine if blepharoplasty is right for you! Our physicians are extremely well-equipped to perform a consultation and give you the results you have been hoping for!


For more information check out the references below:

Garcia, R. (2020, March 8). How do I know if I need blepharoplasty? Retrieved June 28, 2022, from,upper%20eyelid%2C%20sometimes%20impairing%20vision

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