Eyelid Surgery Explained

Eyelid Surgery californiaAt Sacramento Surgical Arts, PC, our intention is to help you achieve a realistic goal and improve your overall appearance. Eyelid surgery is a very popular cosmetic surgical procedure that is used on the lower and upper eyelids to reverse the signs of aging and give you a more youthful, rested look. Blepharoplasty may involve removing muscle, skin, and fat from the eyelids, giving your face a smoother appearance. This procedure Is effective In achieving the following results:

  • Correcting droopiness in the lower eyelids
  • Reducing puffiness in the upper eyelids
  • Remove fatty deposits in the upper eyelids overall
  • Removing excess skin and wrinkles in the lower eyelid
  • Removing or reducing excess skin in the eyelids
  • Remove bags from under the eyes
  • Correcting any droopiness in the lower eyelid

Skilled & Experienced Sacramento Cosmetic Surgeons

Typically, patients who come to us for eyelid surgery are over the age of 35 and have healthy facial muscles and tissues. However, we do have clients of a wide range of ages who request this type of procedure. As an outpatient procedure, performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation, you will not have to stay overnight and can return to your home and normal activities relatively quickly. However, eyelid surgery is an elective cosmetic procedure and is not medically necessary. Schedule a consultation today for eyelid surgery from our skilled cosmetic surgeons in one of our four locations in Sacramento.

What Is a Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic eyelid surgery used to create a younger-looking and refreshed appearance. To achieve this effect, your plastic surgeon will begin by opening the area around the eyes to prevent drooping or sagging skin. During blepharoplasty, your doctor will carefully reshape the tissue of the upper or lower eyelids. Depending on your individual situation, they may remove skin, muscle, fat, or pieces of excess tissue during the procedure. 

  • Upper eyelid surgery
  • Lower eyelid surgery
  • Upper and lower eyelid surgery

We are able to perform eyelid surgery on the upper eyelid alone, the lower eyelid alone, or both eyelids at the same time, depending on a patient’s needs.

On the upper eyelid, incisions are usually placed in the natural crease of the eyelid. When the eye opens, any scarring that may occur stays hidden in the crease. A well-placed incision in a natural fold is almost invisible after the incision heals.

If you are bothered by age-related changes in your eyelid appearance, you may be a good candidate for blepharoplasty. This procedure is often covered by insurance. At Sacramento Surgical Arts, we take before and after photos. We also perform visual field testing are prior to surgery. The procedure is performed in our comfortable office. Patients stop taking blood thinners prior to surgery.

Overall, we look forward to providing the highest quality care. Our cosmetic surgery centers have the training, expertise, and compassion to uphold the highest standards in treatment. Therefore, learn more about our eyelid surgery options and reach out today. With our effective procedures, you can regain confidence and overall wellness.

Contact Sacramento Surgical Arts at 866.930.5837 to make an appointment!