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Eyelid Surgery

What is Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure to improve the appearance of the upper or lower eyelids.

It addresses the typical signs of aging that affect the eyes and the skin surrounding the eyes including drooping eyelids, fatty deposits that make eyes look puffy, sagging or bags, and wrinkles under the eyes.

Eyelid surgery tightens up the skin and muscle of the eyelids, reduces excess fat, and lifts the eyelid skin to make the eyes appear more open.

There are a few types of eyelid surgery available depending on what areas you would like to address. Patients can choose lower eyelid surgery, upper eyelid surgery, or both.

Upper blepharoplasty surgery uses incisions to remove skin and fat. A thin stitch is then used to bring the skin together to create an eyelid crease.

During lower eyelid surgery your doctor will make cuts in the lower eyelid and then remove excess skin and fat. Then he or she will sew the skin back together to create a smoother, lifted look.

Take a look at our eyelid surgery before and after photos to get an idea of the dramatic results you can achieve.

Eyelid Surgery Before After

Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery Reduces Puffiness

This lovely lady who is in her 30’s was unhappy with the puffiness in her upper and lower eyelids. Some patients have genetic excess of the fat pads around their eyes and that becomes evident at a young age, like in this lady. This patient underwent upper and lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) which gave her a more refreshed and yet natural result. The pictures are before surgery and 6 weeks after her surgery.

Eyelid Surgery Before After Photo

Repair Droopiness and Remove Lower Eyelid Bags

This lovely lady who was in her 40s was unhappy with the “bags” in her lower eyelids and deep tear troughs. She was also unhappy with the “droopiness” of her left upper eyelid. She underwent bilateral lower blepharoplasty to remove her bags and tear troughs and left upper “ptosis repair” to achieve more symmetric upper eyelids and a brighter appearance.

Eyelid Surgery Before After Pictures

Eyelid Surgery - To Rejuvenate your Eyes

This gentleman who was in his 70’s was unhappy with his droopy eyelids which were obstructing his vision. He was also unhappy with the puffiness around his eyes and the laxity of his lower eyelids and felt that it gave him “tired” appearance. He underwent upper and lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and repair of droopy upper eyelids (ptosis repair) for a refreshed and yet natural results. The pictures are before and 6 weeks after his surgery.

Eyelid Surgery Blepharoplasty Before After

Eyelid Surgery Gives Patient a Refreshed and Youthful Appearance

This lovely lady who was in her 50s was unhappy with her heavy upper eyelids, lower eyelid “bags” and her deep tear troughs and under eye dark circles. She underwent upper and lower eyelid surgery with fat grafting to achieve a refreshed and youthful appearance.


Reduce the sagging eyelid skin

This patient in his late 30s was unhappy with the heavy appearance of his upper eyelids. Eyelid surgery in male patients is significantly different than in female patients since removing too much skin or puffiness can lead to a very feminized look.This patient underwent upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and achieved a refreshed and yet a very natural look preserving his masculinity.

Eyelid Surgery Before After Photos Dr.Kitto

Eyelid Surgery reduces excess eye fat

This lovely lady who was in her 60s was unhappy with the excess skin in her upper eyelids and lower eyelids and lower eyelid bags. She underwent upper and lower eyelid surgery with fat grafting to give her a more refreshed and rested appearance.

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