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Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, isn’t always solely cosmetic. This procedure can also have benefits for your overall health.

Since 1999, Dr. Scot McKenna has been performing cutting-edge eyelid surgeries as part of his solo practice. With his patient-first approach, Dr. McKenna will talk you through your procedure and target areas based on your needs and goals.

If you’re ready to try blepharoplasty, schedule an appointment with Dr. McKenna today.

FAQs on Eyelid Surgery: 

What is eyelid surgery? 

Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids. Surgery can be performed on either the upper or lower lids, or both. Whether you want to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes.

Why might I need eyelid surgery?

Patients request eyelid surgery for a variety of reasons, both cosmetic and medical. Some of the most common reasons Dr. McKenna performs blepharoplasty include:

  • Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
  • Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid

How does blepharoplasty work?

During an eyelid surgery, Dr. McKenna will create incisions with the intention of concealing them within the natural structures of your eyelids. He will remove fat deposits, tighten muscles, or remove excess skin in your upper or lower eyelids, depending on your specific needs. Once the procedure is complete, Dr. McKenna will close your incisions with removable sutures, skin adhesives or surgical tape. Once natural bruising and swelling have subsided, your results should include better definition in your eyelids and a more alert, youthful appearance.

Are there any eyelid surgery side-effects?

Initial healing may include some swelling, bruising, irritation or dry eyes, and discomfort that can be controlled with medication, cold compresses, and ointment. You may also experience some irritation at your incision sites.

What can I expect from my eyelid surgery recovery period?

After your procedure is completed, lubricating ointment and cold compresses may be applied, and in some cases your eyes may be loosely covered with gauze. Dr. McKenna will instruct you on how to care for your eyes, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your overall health, and when to schedule a follow-up appointment. Additionally, it’s vital to practice diligent sun protection and cover your eyes with darkly-tinted sunglasses until the healing process is fully complete.