Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

PLASTIC SURGEON & MEDICAL SPA SERVING BRYN MAWR, VILLANOVA & COMMUNITIES NEAR THE MAIN LINE OF PHILADELPHIA, PA

Your eyes are one of the first things people notice about you. As such, if you have sagging, droopy eyelids or bags underneath your eyes, you may appear older than you really are.

Main Line Plastic Surgery proudly performs blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery on patients in Philadelphia, Bala Cynwyd, Bryn Mawr, and other nearby areas in Pennsylvania. Call 484-222-0010 to schedule your initial consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon.

What Is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a type of eyelid surgery in which sagging skin and excess fatty deposits are removed. This smooths the eyelids, eliminating the wrinkles and “crow’s feet” that often occur as a person ages.

Blepharoplasty targets a very specific area and is often desired after a facelift or mini-facelift, two procedures that target the rest of the face but do not affect the eyes.

Am I a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?

You may want to consider eyelid surgery if you are bothered by sagging eyelids or notice your makeup settles into your eyelid creases, making signs of aging even more prominent. To be a good candidate, you should not have any active eye infections or chronic conditions such as dry eyes.

View before-and-after images of eyelid surgery.

Planning Your Blepharoplasty Treatment

You will have limited driving capabilities following blepharoplasty. As such, you will need to have someone drive you home from your appointment, as well as to take you around town and to and from your job. Your eyes may also be more sensitive to the glare from a television or computer screen, meaning you may need to take time off from work.

How Is Blepharoplasty Performed?

Blepharoplasty can be performed on either the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. When performed on the upper eyelids, an incision will be made in the crease between your upper eyelids and brow. Lower eyelid surgery will require an incision along your lower lashes. Excess fat, skin and other tissue is removed, and then the outer skin is closed with sutures that dissolve on their own within a few days.

What to Expect* after Blepharoplasty

You may notice scarring right away, particularly if you are having upper eyelid surgery performed. Don’t worry, these scars will not always be as obvious as they are at first.

As your tissues return to normal, the swelling will also go down, and your scars will fade, at which time you will notice your full results. This can take anywhere from two to six weeks.

Recovering from Blepharoplasty

Wear sunglasses whenever you are outside, as your eyes will likely be more sensitive to sun exposure. If your eyes become dry, use over-the-counter eye drops to lubricate and moisten them. A non-prescription medication containing ibuprofen or acetaminophen may be used to reduce headaches or other discomfort.

One of the best ways to appear more youthful and alert is through blepharoplasty surgery performed here at Main Line Plastic Surgery. Call 484-222-0010 to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Raymond D. Jean proudly performs this procedure on patients in Philadelphia, Villanova, Bala Cynwyd, Bryn Mawr, and other nearby areas in Pennsylvania.

* Results will vary by person and are based upon the patient, the procedure, and the aftercare program.