Quite often patients will come in to inquire about a facelift but, in actuality, an eyelid surgery can achieve the results they are envisioning.* The skin around your eyes is one of the first parts of your body to show significant signs of aging. Blepharoplasty with can restore a youthful, vibrant look to your eyes.* There are many factors, such as sun exposure, age, and genetics, that make your eyes look older than you feel. Not only can an eyelid lift help your eyes look as youthful as you feel, but it may even improve your vision if droopy eye skin is a problem for you.* Blepharoplasty may be performed to rejuvenate the appearance of the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or for both.*
Upper eyelid surgery removes excess skin and fatty tissue to correct droopy, sagging eyelids.* An incision is hidden within the natural fold of the upper eyelid and extends slightly beyond the outside corner into laugh lines or other existing creases. Excess skin is removed and underlying muscles are tightened.* Because the incision follows the natural contour of the upper eyelid, it usually is not noticeable.*
There are two types of lower blepharoplasty: the traditional lower eyelid surgery and the more commonly performed transconjuctival eyelid surgery. Lower eyelid surgery removes fat deposits and loose skin to correct bags under the eyes.* An incision is hidden just below the lower lashes. The transconjunctival blepharoplasty technique involves a small incision inside the lower eyelid where fat is removed leaving no external scar.* Dr. Pittman is careful to keep all incisions well-hidden.* Skin tightening may be performed in conjunction with eyelid surgery.
Your procedure can be done under sedation or general anesthesia at our private, AAAHC accredited surgical facility which offers patient convenience, the highest safety standards and reduced costs. Blepharoplasty typically takes one to two hours.* The length of your surgery is dependent upon whether you will be having upper-eyelid surgery, lower-eyelid surgery or both. Surgical time is also based upon whether or not you will be undergoing additional facial surgeries, such as a face lift, to complement your eyelid lift. Patients can experience swelling and bruising for one to two weeks.* Dr. Pittman will remove your sutures within five to seven days after your blepharoplasty surgery and provide further aftercare instructions based on your progress at your follow-up appointment.*
Please call Michele, our Patient Coordinator at (706) 549-3203, for more information. She will walk you through the process of financing your plastic surgery. You can also contact Michele by using our online form.