droopy eyelids / upper blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty can be both a functional or cosmetic surgical procedure intended to reshape the upper eyelid by the removal of excess tissue.

As we age, skin loses elasticity. Your eyes will “look older” because aging processes as well as sun damage, smoking and stretching from swelling give your eyes that tired and wrinkled appearance. Genetic factors can cause these aging effects in younger people. Wrinkles and droopy eyelids will catch up to you even with a good skincare.

When a "too much" of upper eyelid skin is present, the skin may hang over the eyelashes and impair peripheral vision. The outer and upper parts of the visual field are most commonly affected and the condition may cause difficulty with activities such as driving or reading. In this circumstance, upper eyelid blepharoplasty is performed to improve peripheral vision. Patients with a less severe amount of excess skin may have a similar procedure performed for cosmetic reasons.

Blepharoplasty is performed through external incisions made along the natural skin lines of the eyelids, such as the creases of the upper lids. Initial swelling and bruising take one to two weeks to resolve but at least several months are needed until the final result becomes stable. Eyelid surgery may restore a youthful and refreshed appearance to your eyes.

Dr. Reischle prefers to use the carbondioxid laser to perform upper blepharoplasties.

Typical result after upper blepharoplasty.

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