A blepharoplasty or eyelid rejuvenation, is a procedure in which Dr. Mosca removes excess skin and sometimes fat from around the eye to give the contours of the eyelids a more youthful appearance. The incisions are typically hidden within the upper eyelid crease and the lower eyelashes. In some instances when only the removal of fat is necessary in the lower lid area due to “bags under the eyes”, the incision can be made within the eye lid in what is called transconjunctival, or totally scarless.
is a blepharoplasty right for me?
AND RESTED APPEARANCE
Loose, tired skin is removed from around the eyes and loose, fatty pockets are removed or tightened to create the youthful appearance.
In extreme cases, the skin hanging over the eyes, actually can impede the patient’s vision and with removal, can improve their field of vision.
REDUCE PUFFINESS AND WRINKLING
The hanging skin that is loose with wrinkling can be removed with a well hidden scar in the crease of the eyelid. The fat below the skin, giving the puffy appearance, can also be removed at the time of the procedures.
WILL MY EYES AGE AFTER BLEPHAROPLASTY?
Typically the eyes will age again after a blepharoplasty.
HOW SHOULD I CARE FOR MY EYES DURING RECOVERY?
Patients of Dr. Mosca starts with prophylactic arnica tablets starting 5 days prior to surgery and continuing 5 days after. You will lay with your head elevated and continual ice packs every 30 minutes for 10 minute intervals per eye. Gentle cleanses are as described at your consultation along with placement of an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial ointment as Dr. Mosca prescribes.
WHAT WILL AN EYELID NOT DO?
Surgery on the eyelids will not elevate your eyebrow if it is also descended below the orbital rim.
WHAT SIDE EFFECTS WILL I EXPERIENCE AFTER SURGERY?
There are zero side effects from having a blepharoplasty other than some minor shaking occasionally from the epinephrine injections with anesthetic to help with decreased bleeding.