The goal of the procedure to create a younger-looking and refreshed appearance by opening the area around the eyes. During the eyelid procedure, Dr. Hancock and Dr. Nachlas will carefully reshape the tissues of the upper or lower eyelids. They may remove skin, muscle, excess tissue, or fat during the procedure. Eyelid surgery may be performed on the upper eyelid alone, the lower eyelid alone, or both eyelids together, depending on your unique needs.
On the upper eyelid, incisions are typically placed in the natural crease of the eyelid. When the eye is open, any scarring that may occur remains hidden in the crease. A properly placed incision in a natural fold is practically invisible once healing has occurred.
With a lower eyelid procedure, the incisions are either located along the lash line and in the smile creases of the lower lid or behind the eyelid itself. These incision placements minimize any visible scar.
Eyelid surgery is typically performed with local, intravenous, or general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure and takes about 1-2 hours. After a short time in the post-operative recovery area, patients can return home the same day.