Puffiness and sagging of the eyelids can leave you looking tired and old. In extreme cases, sagging of the upper eyelids can even impair vision. Eyelid lift surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure that can tighten the skin and reduce puffiness.

Blepharoplasty continues to rank as one of the most common surgical procedures available, in part because of its simplicity and effectiveness. There were 206,509 eyelid lift procedures in 2014, which made it the fourth-most-popular cosmetic surgical procedure that year.

The basic steps to a successful eyelid surgery can be broken down accordingly: anesthesia, the incision, tissue alteration, suturing and recovery.

Droopiness of the upper eyelid requires an incision along the natural crease so that fat deposits can be altered and skin can be tightened. A lower eyelid lift can involve an incision made on the inside of the lid to remove excess fat.

Consult with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory Park to determine what type of technique is right for you. For more information about eyelid lift surgery, contact our San Diego office today.