Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

The eyes are commonly the first features noticed on your face.  When wrinkles, loose skin, dark circles and bags change the way you appear, they may hide your naturally vivid personality and make you look and feel less vibrant than you are.  A blepharoplasty can correct loose, puffy skin, and fat; subtly tightening your eyelids for a restored and rejuvenated appearance.

 The common goals for a blepharoplasty are to smooth and tighten loose, droopy, wrinkled eyelid tissues, to remove “puffy” fatty pockets either above or below the eye, to lift eyelid tissues so they no longer hide the natural lid crease or impede vision, and to create a more open, positive and natural appearance.

Dr Markarian will personalize your procedure:

  • Upper Blepharoplasty: Since upper eyelid sagginess has a variety of causes, Dr. Markarian will assess you carefully before recommending a surgical plan customized to your needs. Typically, patients will require this procedure because loose excess skin obscures their sight and diminishes the balance and aesthetics of their appearance. In some cases, loose eyelid tissues are caused by low eyebrows, and in this case Dr. Markarian may recommend a brow lift instead of a blepharoplasty, to target the cause of the problem more accurately.
  • Lower Blepharoplasty: Most individuals naturally have a small fatty pocket at the lower eyelid, but for a variety of reasons in certain patients this fatty pocket is larger and more noticeable, creating under-eye “bags” that result in a tired appearance. This procedure can be corrected in a small, relatively simple outpatient procedure, and is easily combined with other procedures such as a facelift, cheek lift, and injectable fillers.

Eyelid surgery by Dr. Markarian requires only a small incision along the lash line or, in certain types of lower-eyelid surgery, a “scar-less” incision along the eyelid’s inner surface. Dr. Markarian has extensive training in facial cosmetic surgery and takes care to take a minimally invasive approach in order to ensure healthy results and avoid removing excess tissue.

Eyelid surgery can be performed under local anesthesia, or general anesthesia.  The surgery itself generally takes 1-2 hours.