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Tired of your eyelids making you look tired? When you have baggy eyes, they can make you look older and impede on your vision. At Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute, we know how important it is to have bright, more expressive eyes as you get older or suffer from conditions that make you appear older. That’s where blepharoplasty comes into play.

What is blepharoplasty?

More commonly known as eyelid surgery, this cosmetic procedure involves the removal of excess skin, fat, and muscle from the eyelids to create a more youthful and refreshed look. Blepharoplasty can help reduce sagging eyelids, puffiness, and under-eye bags, giving you a more rejuvenated look.

  • To remove excess skin and raise hooded or droopy eyelids, surgery can be done on the upper lids (upper blepharoplasty)
  • To remove eye bags and tighten loose skin, surgery can be done on the lower lids (lower blepharoplasty) 

These procedures can be performed together or separately.

Schedule a consultation with us to see which procedure is right for you.

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Blepharoplasty: Patient 1 - Before and After

Dr. Wirtz performed a skin and muscle resection, in addition to a chemical brow lift using Botox to create a rejuvenated and open upper eyelid.

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The most frequently asked questions about blepharoplasty

If you have low-hanging or “baggy” eyelids then you can benefit from a blepharoplasty. 

  • Low-hanging eyelids can occur as you age because of how thin and fragile the skin is. Over time, your skin loses its elasticity causing it to droop and hang over the edge of your eyelid.
  • While signs of aging can occur naturally, sun exposure, smoking, and stress can make these signs start when you’re younger. It may also be genetic.

During the procedure, small incisions are made along your eyelids. Through these incisions, an instrument is inserted to separate your eyelid skin from the fat beneath it. The fat is removed and any unnecessary skin is trimmed off. For lower eyelid surgery, an incision is made on the inside of the eyelid, eliminating any risk of scarring. This procedure is best for patients who have fat under their eyes but not an excessive amount of skin.

Once the fat and skin have been removed, the incisions will be closed. The entire blepharoplasty takes about 60-150 minutes and is performed as an outpatient procedure.

After surgery, you may experience some discomfort, bruising, and swelling. You will be able to return to work within 7-10 days.

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