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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Eyelid surgery can fix sagging eyelids, remove fatty pouches beneath the eyes, and remove excess skin from the upper eyelids.

Reasons why if you are contemplating eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty), Chicago should be your destination…

Your eyes are the most focused on feature on your face. Sometimes, even after a great night’s sleep, it can be hard to feel alive and vibrant when you see tired, drooping eyes looking back at you from the mirror. As the problem becomes more severe, this puffy look persists throughout the day. This tendency may be inherited and may appear very early in life, even in the teens and 20s — before the aging process even becomes obvious.

If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. That’s why each year a number of women and men from around the country repeat the following mantra, “Eyelid Reshaping Chicago.” Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can correct sagging eyelids, remove fatty pouches beneath the eyes, and remove excess skin from the upper eyelids. If you are thinking of other facial surgery in addition to eyelid surgery, Chicago Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute surgeons also specialize in facelifts, brow lifts and laser skin resurfacing.

There are two different approaches to eyelid surgery Chicago Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institution specialists subscribe to. We may perform lower eyelid surgery may be done. The first involves performing the eyelid surgery through the inside of the lower eyelid, the so-called transconjunctival or “scar-less” technique. However, if there are significant lower eyelid wrinkles a “classic” approach to the procedure might be more appropriate, which entails making an incision just underneath the eyelashes. This procedure allows removal of fat as well as wrinkles. After the eyelid surgery, the incision, as with other incisions used around the eyes, becomes virtually invisible as it heals. Newer surgical techniques, which combine the internal incisions with laser resurfacing to reduce wrinkles, are also available.

Most of our eyelid procedures are performed under local anesthesia with light sedation.

How is eyelid surgery performed?

With regards to eyelid reshaping Chicago Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute specialists generally perform the outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. To correct problems of the upper eyelids, fine incisions are made in the upper lids in the naturally occurring folds of the eyes. Then a thin crescent of excess skin and muscle is removed. Small sutures are placed in the crease and are completely undetectable within weeks.

To remove the fatty deposits beneath the eyes, the surgical incisions are placed just inside the lower eyelids. After the fat is removed, the incisions may be closed with absorbable sutures or may be left to heal naturally. Scars are avoided and a natural shape is restored to the eyes. The blepharoplasty procedure at the Liposuction & Cosmetic Surgery Institute in Chicago requires minimal recovery time and your normal routine can be resumed in a few days.

After your blepharoplasty Chicago Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute specialists will usually recommend the use of a laser wash to tighten the skin around the eyes to minimize fine wrinkling and crow’s feet.

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