Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)

Plastic Surgeons & Medical Spa Serving Exton, Paoli & Nearby West Philadelphia, PA

When making a first impression, you want it to be a positive one. Drooping, puffy eyelids can give you tired, angry appearance. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can eliminate your eyelids’ drooping skin and excess fat, helping you look more alert, rested and youthful.

The board-certified plastic surgeons at Legacy Plastic Surgery can relieve you of tired-looking eyes and sagging skin. Find out how we can help you by calling 610-524-8244 to discuss your eyelid surgery options. We proudly serve patients from in and around Exton, Paoli, the Main Line, Chester County, Philadelphia, Eastern Pennsylvania and other communities throughout the state as well as Delaware and surrounding areas.

What Is Blepharoplasty?

squinting middle-aged manBlepharoplasty is a facial plastic surgery procedure designed to rejuvenate the appearance of the eyelids. Fat deposits that cause bags and puffiness are eliminated or repositioned and excess skin that causes sagging, wrinkles and fine lines is removed. By tightening underlying muscles and other tissues, our skilled surgeons can help restore a refreshed and invigorated appearance.

How can eyelid lift surgery help you?

  • Look younger: Wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin around your eyes can make you look older than you feel. An eyelid lift produces a smooth, vibrant, youthful-looking appearance by removing excess skin and tightening the tissue around your eyes.
  • Brighten tired eyes: When loose skin and deposits of fat weigh down your eyelids, you may look fatigued even when you are well rested. Unwanted fat deposits can also create bags and puffiness around your eyes, making you look tired. Blepharoplasty removes excess fat and skin around your eyes, providing you with a more alert and rested appearance.
  • Restore impaired vision: If your upper eyelids suffer from sagging skin and excessive fatty deposits, they will likely hang and impair your full range of vision. With upper eyelid surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeons can remove this excess fat and skin so you can see clearly without drooping eyelids blocking your vision.

Am I a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery can be performed on men and women of any age who want to rejuvenate their appearance. Generally speaking, if you are in good overall health and want to improve the appearance of drooping, tired-looking eyes, blepharoplasty may be your ideal solution. Certain medical conditions such as glaucoma, detached retina, thyroid problems or abnormally dry eyes can affect your eyelids and will need to be taken into consideration if you are planning on undergoing eyelid surgery.

Eyelid Surgery Recovery

You should plan on resting for about ten days after your eyelid surgery before resuming work and your other normal activities. You may experience some bruising and swelling for a couple of weeks after eyelid surgery, but cold compresses will help reduce these side effects.

Swelling and bruising may obscure your blepharoplasty results at first, but within a few weeks you should notice improvement and smooth, more youthful eyelids. Incision lines will continue to improve over time and may take up to a year to fully refine. As long as you maintain a healthy skincare regimen and protect yourself from the sun, your eyelid surgery results will be long lasting.

Schedule Your Eyelid Lift Consultation Today

If you are considering eyelid surgery, please contact Legacy Plastic Surgery today online or at 610-524-8244 to schedule a personal consultation with one of our experienced board-certified plastic surgeons. Our Exton office welcomes patients from Paoli, the Main Line, Chester County, Philadelphia, Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and other areas.