April 24, 2015, 11:52 pm
Puffiness and sagging of the eyelids can create a tired and old appearance. In extreme cases, sagging of the upper eyelids can even impair vision. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure that can tighten the skin and/or remove excess fat.
In 2014, blepharoplasty ranked as the fourth most common surgical procedure available. There were 206,509 eyelid procedures, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
The basic steps of an eyelid surgery are anesthesia, the incision, suturing and recovery. Consult with board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Bryan and Kara Criswell to determine what type of technique is right for you. Droopiness of the upper eyelid requires an incision along the natural crease so fat deposits can be removed and skin tightened. Lower eyelids can involve an incision made on the inside of the lid to remove excess fat.
For more information about Doctors Bryan and Kara Criswell and the procedure itself, contact the Charlotte office today.