Eyelid Surgery

If you are concerned about signs of aging around your eyes, you are not alone. The eye is the second most common area of concern for women and men. The great news is that eyelid surgery, technically called blepharoplasty, helps people in the Washington, DC, area restore your rested and alert appearance and convey a youthful sense of energy.

Eyelid Surgery
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Eyelid Surgery Case 16 Before & After Front | Annandale, VA & Chevy Chase, MD, Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area | Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #16

Patient had an eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, to correct sagging, drooping upper and lower eyelids.
Eyelid Surgery Case 20 Before & After Front | Annandale, VA & Chevy Chase, MD, Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area | Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #20

Patient had an upper and lower eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) performed to correct sagging and drooping lids.
Eyelid Surgery Case 18 Before & After Front | Annandale, VA & Chevy Chase, MD, Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area | Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #18

Patient had upper and lower eyelid lifts (blepharoplasty) performed to correct drooping lids.
Eyelid Surgery Case 169 Before & After Front | Annandale, VA & Chevy Chase, MD, Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area | Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #169

This patient had an upper eyelid lift to correct drooping lids. 
Eyelid Surgery Case 21 Before & After Front | Annandale, VA & Chevy Chase, MD, Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area | Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #21

A blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, was performed to correct drooping lids and under eye bags.
Eyelid Surgery Case 15 Before & After Front | Annandale, VA & Chevy Chase, MD, Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area | Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #15

Patient had an upper and lower eyelid lift to correct sagging and drooping lids.
Eyelid Surgery Case 17 Before & After Front | Annandale, VA & Chevy Chase, MD, Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area | Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #17

Patient had a lower eyelid lift to correct sagging bags below her eyes.
Eyelid Surgery Case 19 Before & After Front | Annandale, VA & Chevy Chase, MD, Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area | Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #19

Patient had upper and lower eyelid lifts (blepharoplasty) performed to correct drooping lids.
Eyelid Surgery Case 22 Before & After Front | Annandale, VA & Chevy Chase, MD, Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area | Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #22

A blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, was performed to correct drooping lids and under eye bags.
Eyelid Surgery Case 147 Before & After Front | Annandale, VA & Chevy Chase, MD, Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area | Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #147

Patient had an upper and lower eye lift to correct sagging and drooping. 
Eyelid Surgery Case 14 Before & After Front | Annandale, VA & Chevy Chase, MD, Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area | Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #14

Patient had an upper blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, to correct her drooping upper lid.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

How Eyes Age & How Eyelid Surgery Helps

Over time, the skin of the upper and lower eyelids thins and sags creating an impression of fatigue. In addition, the fatty tissue that surrounds and supports the eye begins to bulge over time, creating a puffy, tired, or angry appearance. Eyelid surgery can correct these concerns. While this procedure can also make improvements in the fine wrinkles on the lower lids and “crow’s feet” on the side of the eye, it cannot eradicate them completely. Laser resurfacing can be used to further smooth out these wrinkles. Sometimes, sagging skin hangs down onto the lashes and obstructs vision. Repairing this extreme condition is considered a medical necessity and may be covered by insurance.

How Eyelid Surgery Is Performed

During blepharoplasty, the excess skin, muscle, and protruding fat are removed. The resulting scar on the upper eyelid usually is hidden in the crease formed when the eyelid opens. The extension of the scar to the side is also hidden. In some cases, a brow lift is also performed to raise sagging eyebrows and open the upper eye area further.

Two approaches are used on the lower lid. One involves making the incision just under the lower lashes leaving an inconspicuous scar. Another approach is called a transconjunctival blepharoplasty. This procedure is limited to the removal of excess fat only. The incisions are made from the inside of the lower lid avoiding any external scar. Laser resurfacing is ideal for smoothing out any remaining fine wrinkles in the lower eyelid and “crow’s feet” area.

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Eyelid Surgery Recovery

After surgery, the eyelids will be bruised and swollen. If both upper and lower lid procedures are performed at the same time, it may be difficult to see until some of the swelling dissipates in two or three days. Permanent alterations in visual acuity are extremely rare. Some patients may have difficulty closing their eyes completely or may notice changes in their lower lid position, but these problems are usually temporary. Sutures will be removed within three to five days after surgery and you may shower then. In general, patients may resume light exercise one week after surgery and include more strenuous exercise two weeks after surgery. Bruising generally disappears within 10 to 14 days after a blepharoplasty.

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If you are considering eyelid surgery, it’s important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with the proper training and experience. Your surgery should be performed in a safe, clean, and accredited surgical facility with board-certified anesthesiologists and properly licensed surgical staff. To continue learning about this and other facial rejuvenation procedures, request a complimentary consultation using our online form.

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