Upper Eyelid Transformation

Performing eyelid surgery for over 18 years, Dr. Malouf understands the balance between anatomy, results and downtime

Upper Eyelid Treatment

Upper lid blepharoplasty (often called an eye lift) has been a procedure used for many years to treat loose skin on the upper eyelid, or dermatochalasis. This condition occurs naturally with aging but the extent of which it occurs often depends on genetic predisposition, ethnicity, and lifestyle choices. Over time skin loses elasticity, connective tissues weaken, and gravity takes a toll on the skin; which leads to skin folding down.

While blepharoplasty is typically considered a cosmetic procedure, it may be a medical necessity in certain situations. When the eye fold is so pronounced that it obstructs vision, or makes it impossible to wear contact lenses/ glasses, it may be time to consider a functional eye lift. It should be noted that patients of Asian ancestry have a few special considerations when thinking about this procedure. About half of all Asians already have eyelid folds, and removing them will result in a distinctively more Western looking eye. It should be discussed before surgery whether this is the end goal, or whether the patient simply wants the eyelid folds reduced or evened out. The surgery typically takes between 1 hour, and it usually takes 4-6 weeks for the final results to be seen after the eyelid fully heals. During the procedure, you may just be given local anesthesia to numb the eyes, but if the procedure is expected to be more complicated. When a blepharoplasty is performed, The doctor will also remove excess skin and fat from the eyelid in certain situations.

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After the procedure is complete, a topical antibiotic will be applied to prevent infection. In the two days following treatment ice packs should be used as directed by your doctor to prevent bruising and reduce swelling. On day three, warm compresses can be applied to promote faster recovery. The most common complaints in the days following are red, swollen, bloodshot eyes. Another common complication caused by eyelid surgery involves excessive eye dryness caused by incomplete closure of the eye. Eye drops may be used to alleviate this problem, as well as taping your eyes shut at night.

Downtime tolerance should also be considered when planning a blepharoplasty. The more skin, fat, and muscle is removed, the longer it will take for the eyes to heal. If a patient will only tolerate a few weeks of downtime but has a lot of tissue to be removed, the results may not be exactly what they were hoping for. It is essential to select a highly experienced doctor when deciding to undergo this procedure so they can help you weigh all the options and give you the results you expect and deserve.

Testimonials

Dr. M has a wonderful staff who, along with him, take lots of time to answer questions, before and after the procedure. I always felt like I had someone accessible to give information. The downtime was minimal, and I was back at work within a week.

JL-Fort Worth

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