Over the years, both the upper and lower eyelids can begin to look puffy and stretched. This is caused by fat herniation, which causes bags under the eyes along with sagging skin. Blepharoplasty can correct these issues while restoring a more bright-eyed and youthful appearance.
Dr. Yao uses a delicate technique to reduce the fat under the eyes and create a smooth contour in the tear trough. Some patients need extra skin removed, while others do not. When external incisions are needed, a very fine stitch is used to create a scar that is nearly undetectable after healing.
Twilight or general anesthesia – patient’s choice. Twilight means you are breathing on your own and sleeping.
Peak swelling happens in the first 3 days. The first few days you may feel mild pain and will have minor sight impairments due to routine swelling. Most are back to work at 1 week, with residual swelling and bruising that takes several more weeks to subside. Avoid strenuous exercise for 6 weeks. Final results are 6 to 12 months after surgery.
No. Some patients need extra skin removed, while others do not. Patients who do not have extra skin can have the incision on the inside of their eye, so all incisions are hidden. If skin needs removal, an external incision just below the eyelashes is made. A very fine stitch is used to create a scar that is nearly undetectable after healing.
As we age, the lower eyelids develop bags and extra skin. This is caused by tired skin getting stretched out and losing its natural elasticity. As a result, fat under the eye comes forward. The best way to determine if you’re a good candidate for surgery is to schedule a consultation