Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Treatments for both Upper and Lower Eyelids
Blepharoplasty is a 1-hour procedure, depending on the extent of the surgery, and can be performed under local anesthesia. If upper and lower eyelids are to be worked upon, the upper lids will be treated first followed by the lower ones.
During a single procedure, Dr. Lesavoy creates incisions based on the natural lines of your eyelids. This includes the creases of your upper lids or just below the lashes in the lower lids. The incisions can be extended to the crow’s feet or lines at the ends of the eyes. The skin will be separated from underlying fatty tissue and muscle, removing excess fat and trimming sagging skin and muscle. The incisions will be closed with fine sutures.
Before surgery, the incision sites will be created along the natural lines and creases of the upper and lower eyelids. Underlying fat and excess skin and muscle are removed during the process. The incisions will be closed using fine sutures that do not result in highly noticeable scars and dissolve.
If pockets of fat are located beneath your lower eyelids and you do not need any skin removed, a transconjunctival blepharoplasty can be performed. This procedure results in an incision made on the inside of the lower eyelid, which means the scar will not be visible. It is generally performed on young patients who have more durable and elastic skin.
Transconjunctival blepharoplasty uses a tiny incision made on the inside of the lower eyelid, removing fat without removing skin. The site can be closed using dissolvable sutures.
To learn about your eyelid lift options in Beverly Hills, please call us today at 310-248-5451 and schedule an appointment.