Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can restore the upper or lower eyelids, leaving you looking more alert and well-rested.

About Eyelid Surgery

Eyes are a prominent facial feature. It is the surrounding skin, rather than the eyes themselves, that conveys emotion. The tissue, muscle, fat, hair, and lashes all contribute to the wide array of expressions. Age, sun exposure, and hereditary factors all contribute to wrinkles, deep lines, and puffiness around the eyes.

The aging process can cause unwanted changes in expression, causing us to look fatigued and older than we really are. These changes in appearance can cause emotional distress and sometimes even visual impairment. An eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, is designed to restore a more youthful appearance to your eyes.* It may involve the upper lids, the lower lids, or both.

Eyelid Surgery Daytona Beach and Palm Coast
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Your surgeon will use one of two methods to access the skin and fat around the eyelids:

Traditional Blepharoplasty:

An incision is made in the crease of the upper lid toward the temples. Once healed, it is not noticeable when the eye is open.

The Transconjunctival Approach:

This newer technique for lower blepharoplasty involves an incision inside the lower lid. Fat can be removed through this incision, and in conjunction, the outer skin is tightened with the Sciton Erbium laser around the periorbital area.

Laser resurfacing of the eyelids is a non-surgical alternative that may delay the need for a surgical blepharoplasty. It results in significant tightening of the skin around the eyes but will not affect the fat around the eyes and may even accentuate it.*

The area surrounding the eyes will remain swollen in the days following the surgery. It should begin to subside after the first day. Some vision blurring is normal.

The stitches will be removed in 7 days. Swelling and bruising will persist for about ten days, but you can begin wearing makeup to help conceal these concerns. You may expect to resume normal activity within a week to 10 days and start enjoying your new look within approximately 10-14 days. It may take about three months for the scars to lose their redness.*

The eyelid lift does not greatly affect deeper wrinkles around the outer eye extended onto the temple. Laser resurfacing can treat these areas.

You should begin to see results from your eyelid surgery about 2-4 weeks, once most swelling and bruising have gone down. Final results will become visible after 1-2 months when all minor swelling has disappeared. Wrinkling will recur later in life. However, it is unlikely that the “bags” will recur because the fat has been removed.*

You’re a good candidate for eyelid surgery if you have drooping, sagging eyelids, or experiencing puffiness and heavy undereye bags – or both! You should be a healthy nonsmoker or at least plan on quitting at least two weeks before the procedure.

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Dr. Schalit serves Daytona Beach and the surrounding areas.

*Individual results may differ.