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Eyelid Surgery

What is a blepharoplasty?

Our eyes are a main focal point of our face and play an important role on how we are perceived by others. Aging eyes loose their natural almond shape due increased tissue laxity leading to hooding, fat herniation, and under-eye bags. These changes not only age our face but can also make an individual appear overtly tired, sad, or angry. Blepharoplasty refers to the surgical procedure used to restore the youthful appearance of the eyes.


Why is a blepharoplasty performed?

Eyelid surgery is commonly performed to rejuvenate the appearance of the eyes and can correct the appearance of a tired look, remove excess dropping skin, and improve under-eye bags. In certain patients, who have significant skin excess, eyelid surgery can improve field of vision.


Types of Blepharoplasty:

There are several techniques used in eyelid surgery for both the upper and lower eyelids. These techniques differ largely on how the skin, muscle, and fat are addressed. Dr. Diaconu can help design the best treatment plan for you based on your individual aesthetic goals and physical characteristics.


Concurrent Procedures:

While eyelid surgery can have a dramatic effect on the appearance of the eye it does not address all the changes that occur with aging. In particular, crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles and the position of the eyebrows are not affected. As such, depending on your aesthetic goals, Dr. Diaconu may recommend other procedures such as chemical peel, filler, and Botox to improve facial harmony and create a natural look.


How to prepare:

  • Smoking cessation

  • Avoid any blood thinning medications

  • Remove all makeup

  • Remove jewelry


What to expect: 

  • Depending on the complexity of the planned surgery, some blepharoplasty procedures may be performed in our procedure room while others may require general anesthesia in the operating room

  • Regardless of the type of anesthesia, patients can go home the same day

  • You will be encouraged to apply a cold compress to your eyelids for the first 48 hours to assist with swelling and bruising

  • Most patients return to work after 1 week

  • Dr. Diaconu will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions and will meet with you regularly throughout your entire recovery

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