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Blepharoplasty Creates a Bright Eyed Appearance

Blepharoplasty (BLEF-uh-roe-plas-tee), also known as eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat, skin, and muscle and reshapes the eyelids to aesthetically improve the eye region and resolve vision impairment caused by excess skin.

As with all skin, aging causes your eyelids to stretch and the supporting muscles to weaken. As a result, excess fat can gather above and below your eyelids, causing the eyebrows to sag, upper lids to droop, and undereye bags to form. In addition to adding years to your appearance, sagging skin around your eyes can impair your peripheral vision. Blepharoplasty can take years off your appearance and can improve vision impairments resulting from sagging skin.

Although Blepharoplasty produces dramatic results, it is a relatively simple procedure performed under general anesthesia. The blepharoplasty begins with small incisions that are carefully placed to conceal any scarring. For an upper eyelid blepharoplasty, the incision is set in the natural crease of the eyelid. For a lower eyelid blepharoplasty, the incision is made near the lower lash line to blend with the natural curvature of the eye. After the initial incision, excess fat and skin are removed, the remaining fat and skin are repositioned, the muscles are tightened, and the incisions are closed.

For most patients, swelling and bruising are minimal. When the swelling subsides, the natural crease of the eyelid is present again, and the puffy bags under your eyes are gone creating a refreshed, more youthful appearance. Most patients can return to light activity after three days, and strenuous activity can be resumed a month after their procedure.

If you are interested in achieving a more youthful and more revived appearance, a blepharoplasty procedure may be a good option for you. The first step to planning a successful procedure is choosing the right surgeon. Dr. Ronald Lohner is an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon based in Philadelphia who offers customized procedures to his patients after a one-on-one consultation. He completed his undergraduate education at Dartmouth College and medical school at UMDNJ-Rutgers. Dr. Lohner holds a faculty appointment at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and his peers have selected him as a Philadelphia-area Top Doctor for the last ten years. Call [primary_phone] to schedule your one-on-one blepharoplasty appointment with Dr. Lohner.