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Eliminating Droopy Eyelids and Puffy Bags Under the Eyes
Droopy upper eyelids and puffy bags under the eyes can make you look older and more tired than you feel. “Blepharoplasty,” or eyelid surgery, is the most commonly performed facial plastic surgical procedure. By removing small amounts of excess skin and fat, we can transform the eyelid region to a more youthful and refreshed look.
We can correct loose skin around the eyes while virtually eliminating visible scarring. If you are wondering how an eyelid lift can improve your appearance, then you need to know how the surgery is performed and what to expect.
The upper eyelid incision is hidden in the natural crease of the eyelid and is barely perceptible. Small amounts of skin, muscle, and fat are removed to recreate a youthful eyelid crease and fold. Most lower eyelid incisions are made within the conjunctiva of the eye, thus preventing any scarring on the skin. Fine wrinkles can be addressed by laser resurfacing.
The surgery usually takes around an hour, and many patients elect to have both the upper and lower eyelids addressed at the same time. Sometimes a facelift is also combined with eyelid lift for a complete facial rejuvenation.
Scheduling a Consult
Your plastic surgeon will discuss the details of a eyelid lift during your consultation in one of our Georgia or South Carolina offices. Call 912.920.2090 or complete and submit the form to schedule a confidential eyelid lift consultation with Drs. Shanklin, McGovern, or Huntly.