Eyelid surgery—also called a blepharoplasty—is a facial plastic surgery that removes extra skin on the upper and/or lower eyelids. While this procedure is fairly straightforward and quick, one of the most common concerns that prospective patients have is scarring. This is understandable since the eyes are highly visible and scarring in the area cannot be easily concealed. Does eyelid surgery leave scars?
For both an upper and lower blepharoplasty, the incisions are hidden within natural creases of the eyelids. They are generally small and thin incisions. Though, like with any surgical procedure, scarring is a potential risk. Generally, blepharoplasty scars heal well and remain well concealed.
If a patient has a history of raised or poorly healed scarring, Dr. Santos may not determine surgery is the best option. There are also precautions and treatments he may recommend to take a proactive approach to heal your scars. Since the skin of the eyelids is fairly thin, scarring extremely visible scarring is less likely to form.