Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

Cosmetic eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, is a type of plastic surgery that involves improving the appearance of the eyelids. It can involve removing excess skin, fat, or muscle from the upper and lower eyelids to create a more youthful and refreshed look.

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Types of Eyelid Surgery

As we age, the delicate tissue around the eyes can make you appear tired and older than you are or feel. We often inherit the aging pattern of our eyelids through our family genes, but lifestyle (sun exposure, smoking, eye rubbing) can exacerbate this process. Eyelid surgery can restore a more youthful appearance to your eyes and face. Eyelid surgery is a common outpatient procedure at the Ocala Eye Surgery Center, performed by our eyelid expert, Dr. Kim. There are several types of eyelid surgery, which is best for you depends on the specific bulging around your eyes. You and your eyelids are unique, and so your eyelid surgery should be unique to you. Here are the most common types of eyelid surgery, almost all of which have the effect of helping you attain a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty is cosmetic eyelid surgery that involves removing excess skin, fat, or muscle from the upper eyelids. The heavy hooding due to excess fold of skin and bulging fat is removed. The incision is made in the natural crease of your eyelid, giving a more youthful, relaxed appearance.

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is a type of cosmetic surgery that aims to remove extra skin, fat, or muscle from the lower eyelids. The under eye “bags” are reduced by removing or repositioning bulging fat. Additionally, the lids are tightened at the outer corners, and excess skin may be removed. The eyes appear more rested and smooth. Usually combined with upper eyelids.

Upper eyelid ptosis repair is a type of cosmetic eyelid surgery that involves correcting drooping upper eyelids. The drooping of the upper eyelid is lifted by
tightening a muscle in the eyelid. The eye appears more open and awake. For best results, this surgery is normally performed with an upper lid blepharoplasty.

What are the Benefits of Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery?

Cosmetic eyelid surgery can help improve the eyelids’ appearance, making you look more youthful and refreshed. It can also help to correct drooping eyelids that might be causing vision problems. It can also remove skin tags or other growths that are causing concerns.

The most notable benefits for patients who undergo eyelid surgery include:

  • Removal of obstructions in their vision
  • Tightening of the skin to prevent bags and dark circles
  • Reduction in excess skin that causes “crepe paper” wrinkles
  • A younger-looking and more refreshed appearance

Although the operation is simple with a quick recovery, it can significantly enhance the appearance of the entire face by brightening and smoothing the area surrounding the eyes.

Recovering From Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

Recovery from eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is typically quick and relatively painless. Most people feel well enough to return to their normal activities within a week. However, it is important to avoid strenuous activity or rubbing the eyes for at least a week after surgery to avoid damaging the incisions.

Remember to always follow post-op instructions from your doctor, and contact us with any concerns following your procedure.

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Central Florida’s Best Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery With Dr. Kim

Central Florida’s Best Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery With Dr. Kim

If you’re interested in exploring your cosmetic surgery options, contact Dr. Sarah Kim today to schedule a consultation. During your appointment, Dr. Kim will examine your eyelids and discuss your goals for surgery.

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