Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
If you have noticed that your eyes aren’t as wide and expressive as they used to be, our Cleveland plastic surgeon offers eyelid surgery to give you a more lively appearance. Changes in the appearance of the eyes are often some of the first signs of aging. As we age, skin around the eyes begins to sag as the surrounding muscles grow weak. The appearance of “baggy” eyes frequently results due to fat collection underneath the eyes. These signs of aging may also be compounded by factors such as:
- Sun exposure
Eyelid surgery, medically referred to as blepharoplasty, effectively reduces sagging skin, puffiness, and wrinkles around the eyes. The procedure begins by making incisions along the natural lines of the upper and lower eyelids. Dr. Leedy will then separate the skin from the fatty tissue underneath, and remove the excess skin and fat from the area. The results typically bring a healthier, more youthful rejuvenation to the eyes that can have a positive affect on the appearance of the entire face. Here at our Cleveland practice, Dr. Leedy often combines eyelid surgery with procedures such as rhinoplasty or face lift for comprehensive aesthetic enhancement.
During recovery from eyelid surgery, patients will see some mild bruising from the procedure; however, this is temporary and can usually be well disguised with make-up. Patients who undergo blepharoplasty are typically able to return to work and their normal daily routines in about a week to ten days. Learn how our plastic surgery procedures can help you meet your cosmetic goals by contacting the Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute. During your initial private consultation with our plastic surgeon, Dr. Jason Leedy will design a personalized treatment plan custom tailored to your desires.
“In general being photographed and seeing myself in family photos etc. and not seeing my baggy eyes. I’m not embarrassed to be photographed anymore!”
Paulette, patient, Highland Heights, Ohio
(Lower Eyelid lift)
“Excellent – no pain, easy, recovery, fine results.”
Christine, retired patient, Cleveland, Ohio
(Upper Eye Lid Lift)