Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery

An eyelid lift, also known as blepharoplasty, can restore your natural, more youthful shape to your upper and lower eyelids.

By the time your reach your mid to late thirties, your eyes may begin to show signs of aging. The upper eyelids droop due to looseness or laxity of the skin, which may even effect your vision. The lower eyelid region may have a tired look or puffy appearance as well.

An eyelid lift, also known as blepharoplasty, can restore your natural, more youthful shape to your upper and lower eyelids, by removing excess skin and fat that causes hooding and results in a tired appearance. Eyelid surgery is an outpatient surgical procedure and is performed under general anesthesia for your comfort and safety. The surgery is usually completed with 1-2 hours and your incisions will be concealed within the natural fold or crease of your eyelids. It is important to discuss the goals of your surgery with your board certified plastic surgeon.

Your sutures will be removed within 5-7 days of your surgery and you may return to light activities in just a day or two and normal activities in 1-2 weeks. Immediately following your surgery, your will be asked to apply ointment, eye drops, and ice to your eye area. To help reduce swelling, you must keep your head elevated for several days following surgery, even while sleeping. There is very little pain associated with eyelid surgery, but you should expect to be bruised around the eyes for the first week. Your appearance of your eyes will gradually improve over the following 4-6 weeks.

Your results can be long term and will hopefully improve your appearance by 8-10 years.

For more information on eyelid surgery, please contact our office in Little Rock, Arkansas to schedule a free cosmetic consultation. Dr. Bauer and Dr. Talbert are are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and have many years of experience providing procedures for patients seeking a more youthful appearance.