What can I expect during blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) surgery?
During upper lid blepharoplasty incisions are made in the lid upper lid crease. Extra fat and skin are removed from the upper lid and the incision line, sewn with fine sutures, is hidden in the upper lid fold when healed.
In lower eyelid surgery, the incision is made in the natural crease right below the lash line. Skin and fat are then removed and delicate sutures bring the skin edges together hidden in the natural fold beneath the lashes. If only fat needs to be removed from the lower lid, the fat is removed through an incision on the inside surface of the lower lid, thus completely hiding the incision and not involving any skin healing.
In both upper and lowe lid surgery, skill and judgement are required to avoid leaving a hollowed-out appearance by removing too much fat.