A blepharoplasty surgery addresses extra skin and descending fat structures either or both the upper and lower eyelids. Considering around the eyes is a particularly sensitive area, it is understandable that patients will want to know more about how the surgery works before the procedure. So, how is eyelid lift surgery performed?
The specifics of any blepharoplasty surgery will depend on whether Dr. Santos is addressing the upper, lower, or both sets of eyelids. Generally, when addressing the eyelids, incisions are made carefully in the natural creases of the eye. For example, with the top lids, the incision is usually made in the crease or folds of the eyelid. With the bottom eyelids, the incision may be placed along the lower lashline. Both of these incision placements usually remain obscured after surgery. Incision placement may also be affected if Dr. Santos also performs another facial plastic surgery (like a brow lift).
Through the incisions, Dr. Santos will remove extra skin causing the area to sag. He will also remove any stubborn pockets of fat. The final step that Dr. Santos will perform is to tighten the skin to revive a more youthful appearance to the eyes.