If you are concerned about looking tired all the time due to droopy, sleepy-looking eyelids, then you may be a candidate for eyelid surgery. As we age, the elasticity in our skin fades, and with that, the skin tends to wrinkle and sag. Often, the eyelids are the first to show these signs.

An eyelid surgery, also known as a blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that can refresh your appearance by tightening and lifting sagging skin on the eyelids. Bagginess under the lower eyelids and drooping skin that wrinkles over the upper eyelids can be treated surgically. The procedure is customized to meet the needs and goals of each patient.

Healing time from upper-eyelid blepharoplasty is one to two weeks, with your sutures typically being removed on the seventh day. Lower-eyelid blepharoplasty recovery is a little longer, as there tends to be more bruising and swelling. A return to full activity, with a few exceptions, typically takes two weeks for either the upper or lower-eyelid blepharoplasty.

Consult with experienced, double-board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Chase Lay to learn more about eyelid surgery.

Contact us at our office in San Jose to schedule a personal consultation today.