Also known as Upper Blepharoplasty, Upper Eyelid Surgery is designed to improve the upper eyelid that may be sagging or drooping. Patients with loose, wrinkled, or even heavy upper eyelids can often look tired and disinterested. By removing excess fat, skin and muscle from the upper eyelid, Dr. Sumit Sitole uses Upper Eyelid Surgery to create a more rejuvenated and energetic appearance. In some cases, Dr. Sitole may combine Upper Eyelid Surgery with Facial Fillers or Laser Resurfacing to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet. Upper Eyelid Surgery can treat a number of conditions including:
- Excess fat that may be causing the upper eyelids to appear puffy.
- Loose skin that is causing unnatural folds in the upper eyelid and in some cases impairs vision.
- Hidden natural fold of the upper eyelid.
Upper Eyelid Surgery Procedure
Colorado based Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Sumit Sitole begins an Upper Eyelid Surgery by making a small incision along the natural folds and creases of the upper eyelid. By making the incisions along these natural folds and creases, any visible scarring can be greatly reduced. The incision for an Upper Eyelid Surgery allows for repositioning of fat deposits, tightening of muscles and tissue, and the removal of loose excess skin. Once the desired appearance is created, Dr. Sitole closes the incisions. The overall procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, and it is performed in as little as 45 minutes.
Upper Eyelid Surgery Results
After Upper Eyelid Surgery, patients are encouraged to use lubricating ointment and a cold compress to reduce any bruising and swelling that may result from the procedure. Once the swelling and bruising has completely subsided, the final result will be a better defined upper eyelid contour and a more refreshed and alert appearance.