What is blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is a procedure that removes lax skin from the upper eyelid or bulging tissue below the lower eyelid. This process not only improves the appearance of the eyelid(s) but function as well. In addition, it can aid in boosting one's field of view. If sagging tissue around your eyes is causing functional issues, cosmetic concerns, or obstructing your vision, give Baton Rouge Eye Physicians a call today. With blepharoplasty, our skilled ophthalmologists can trim away excess skin and small fatty deposits to improve your aesthetic and vision. Contact our eye clinic in Baton Rouge, LA to learn more.
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How is blepharoplasty performed?
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that is performed with general anesthesia and usually takes 45 minutes to two hours to complete. Treatment time will vary, depending on whether the upper, lower, or both sets of eyelids will be addressed. For the upper eyelid, an incision is made within the natural crease of the lid and excess tissue is removed. The remaining skin is then sutured together. The process is essentially the same for the lower eyelid, but the incision is made within the lower lash line. Once your surgery is finished, you will be free to go home. On average, recovery time takes about 10 – 14 days and incisions can take months to fade, but optimal results reveal a smooth, natural aesthetic.
Do you have droopy upper eyelids or bags under your eyes that are impairing your vision? At Baton Rouge Eye Physicians, we offer blepharoplasty to address these aesthetic and functional concerns to restore a more alert and natural appearance. Contact our office in Baton Rouge, LA today to schedule a consultation to see if upper or lower eyelid surgery is right for you.