This surgery is usually performed to ‘open up’ droopy eyelids, and/or remove fat bags from underneath the eyes.
On your upper lid, Dr. Spera will decide and mark the proper location of your new crease and the amount of skin that needs to be removed. After excising the skin, two fat bags are removed and the skin sutured together. On your lower eyelid, the fat will be removed from the inside (transconjuntival incision). Then, the excess of skin is “pinched” from the outside and removed leaving an inconspicuous scar right below your eyelashes. Some of the fat can be “repositioned” if needed to camouflage your orbital rim or to correct your tear trough deformity.
The area around the eyes will be bruised and swollen for about four days. Sutures will be removed in four days. Patients are instructed to keep head elevated and apply cold packs intermittently. The hairline scars will heal and fade within 2 months. Following surgery, patients look refreshed.