As skin ages the combination of gravity and the loss of elasticity can cause excessive skin to collect on the upper eyelids. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can help with loose or sagging skin that creates folds and disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid. This improves the appearance of the eye overall and uncovers hidden eyelid skin. The result is a more youthful and less tired looking appearance.
This cosmetic procedure is performed by our board certified plastic surgeons under local anesthesia at our Seattle clinic. It takes about 30 minutes. The incision within the natural crease on the eyelid is used to correct the extra skin above the eyelid. The upper eyelid procedure is designed to remove fat deposits, and remove the excess skin.
Initial healing for this procedure may include some swelling, bruising, irritation, dry eyes and slight discomfort that can be managed with medication, a cold compress and ointment.
Please call TODAY to discuss with one of our Board Certified Plastic Surgeons if a Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Lift is right for you!