Combining state of the art techniques, Dr. Kadz rejuvenates the eyelids resulting in a more youthful appearance. During the aging process, the eyelid skin stretches, muscles weaken, and fat accumulates around the eyes, causing bags above and below. The procedure may include removal of excess skin and fat to correct puffy, sagging or tired looking eyes. In select patients, excess fat from the lower eyelid may be transposed or injected below the eyes to correct any undesirable hollow region below. Wrinkles may be improved by direct removal of excess skin and/or muscle or by laser re-surfacing. Though Blepharoplasty (eye lifts) is often performed as a single procedure, it may be combined with a brow lift, face lift, or skin resurfacing to achieve the best results.

The procedure
During your consultation, Dr. Kadz will discuss one of several surgical techniques to improve the appearance of your eyelids.  The particular technique best for you will depend on many factors such as the amount of excess fat and skin in the eyelid areas, the position of your eyebrows, and the condition of muscles around your eyelids. In upper eyelid surgery, individual lines and creases of the lids are marked in order to keep the scars as invisible as possible along these natural folds. The incision is made, and excess fat, muscle, and loose skin are removed. Fine sutures are used to close the incisions, thereby minimizing the visibility of any scar.

In lower eyelid surgery, the incision is made in an inconspicuous site along the lashline and smile creases of the lower lid. Excess fat, muscle, and skin are then trimmed away before the incision is closed with fine sutures. Eyelid puffiness caused primarily by excess fat may be corrected by a transconjunctival blepharoplasty. The incision in this case is made inside the lower eyelid, and excess fatty material is removed. When sutures are used to close this kind of incision, they are invisible to the eye. They are also self-dissolving and leave no visible scar.

Blepharoplasty usually takes one to three hours, depending on the extent of the surgery.

After the Surgery
After the surgery, eyelids may feel tight and sore as the anesthesia wears off, but any discomfort can be controlled with the pain medication. Most people feel ready to go out in public (and back to work) in a week to 10 days.  Bruising varies from person to person: it reaches its peak during the first week, and generally lasts anywhere from two weeks to a month.