All About Eyelid Surgery: Is It Right for Me?

Plastic Surgeon & Skin Care Spa Serving Kansas City, Overland Park, Olathe, Lee's Summit & Nearby Areas of Kansas & Missouri

Posted: March 31, 2024

Eyelid surgeryEyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is an exceptional procedure that can be used to create a more youthful look around your eyes and brow area. This procedure can be performed alone or as part of an overall rejuvenation of your face and can help repair drooping lids and reduce eye puffiness. Here is what you should know.

How Does Eyelid Surgery Work?

This surgery aims to reduce signs of aging around the eyes by removing excess skin, extra fat, and sometimes a portion of the eye muscle, depending on the results desired. It can be performed with a facelift and adjustments to the brow for a nicely finished look.

Does Eyelid Surgery Leave a Scar?

The tiny scars from this procedure are easily hidden in the existing creases of the lower and upper eyelids. In some cases, patients undergo blepharoplasty to create a new, visible eyelid crease in the upper eyelid. The height from the upper eyelid to the crease depends on the patient’s preference. 

Reasons Why Clients Appreciate Eyelid Surgery

Many patients appreciate eyelid surgery as it opens their eyes, eliminating the tired and worn-out look caused by drooping and sagging eyelids. Another popular result is getting rid of bags under the eyes. Eyelid surgery may help with your makeup by making it easier to apply. 

The Procedures for Eyelid Surgery

Some patients may qualify for an in-office procedure performed in the Overland Park clinic. The advantage of this option is that only local anesthesia is used, and you stay awake throughout the procedure, making your recovery from the anesthesia quicker and easier.

If your procedure requires full general anesthesia, you will go to the outpatient surgery center for your eyelid surgery. The surgery takes one to three hours, depending on whether you have the procedure on the upper, lower, or both eyelids.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you would like to explore the benefits of eyelid surgery and determine if it is right for you, contact Dr. Victor M. Perez today. Dr. Victor Perez is a board-certified specialist in eyelid surgery. He performs as many as 50 of these surgeries each year and will be able to determine whether an eyelid surgery will help you reach your aesthetic goals. Schedule an appointment today by contacting our office in Overland Park, Kansas, at 913-685-1108.