Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
Age related changes often show around the eyes first. Crow’s feet can be improved and prevented with good quality daily skin care- including a sunscreen, neuromodulator use such as Botox or Dysport, and filler when appropriate.
Droopy upper eyelid skin is a common occurrence with aging. The bone of the forehead, the brow bone and the orbit resorb leading to drooping of both the brow and the upper eyelid. The skin also thins with age, exacerbating the wrinkles and folds. Excess upper lid skin gives one a tired and older appearance. Bony resorption and laxity of supporting tissues within the lid may also lead to deeper orbital fat herniating out.
Depending on the patient, upper eyelid surgery may involve removing only excess skin, or deeper orbital fat may be removed, as well. During upper lid blepharoplasty, the thin muscle of the eyelid (orbicularis oculi) is preserved with careful dissection. This retains volume, improves healing and minimizes scarring. Not all surgeons take the time to preserve all the muscle during Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty.
At Rejuvent upper eyelid surgery is performed under local anesthesia, with optional IV sedation. Recovery time is minimal.