Eyelid Tuck (blepharoplasty)

Jennifer A Baron, M.D. -  - Board Certified Dermatologist

Jennifer A Baron, M.D.

Board Certified Dermatologist & Mohs Micrographic Surgeon located in The Rose Garden, San Jose, CA

Amongst the few surgical cosmetic treatments that Dr. Baron feels is truly safe and immediately effective, upper eyelid reduction is one of her most treasured. This office-based procedure can be done, pain-free, with local anesthesia, and fine sutures can be removed in just 5 days. Wound care is simple, and in Dr. Baron's hands, bruising and swelling is minimal.

Hooding or heavy eyelids not only creates an aging appearance but also reduces the ability to see peripherally and gives a person the feeling of tiredness even when fully rested. By removing a small, carefully measured amount of the redundant upper lid skin, Dr. Baron can almost instantly open the eyes to their true potential and relieve the heaviness, both cosmetically and physically.

At her specialized medical and surgical clinic, Dr. Baron welcomes new consultations for blepharaplasty treatment. Call our team today for a visit.

Blepharoplasty Q & A

What is eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)?

A blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery or eyelid lift, is a procedure to remove excess skin from the upper eyelids. 

Dr. Baron may recommend blepharoplasty to improve your vision as a major eyelid droop can reduce your peripheral vision. Blepharoplasty also improves the aesthetics of your eyes, helping you look awake and more youthful. 

If your upper eyelids are severely drooping and hindering your vision, insurance may cover your blepharoplasty.

What happens before my blepharoplasty?

During your eyelid surgery consultation, Dr. Baron reviews your family history, health history, takes photographs of your eyes at various angles, and discusses what you would like your eyes to look like to determine the proper course of treatment. 

Once you have decided upon a blepharoplasty, Dr. Baron explains how the procedure works and what you can expect afterward. She then performs a thorough examination of your eyes and a vision test, including peripheral vision.

What happens during my blepharoplasty?

During an upper blepharoplasty, Dr. Baron makes an incision in the middle of the eyelid to allow for the removal of skin and fat. She then uses fine sutures to bring the eyelid together and create a new upper eyelid crease. 

To keep you comfortable and relaxed during your procedure, Dr. Baron provides anesthesia. She follows a custom surgical plan to address your specific goals for eyelid surgery and minimize your risk for post-surgical complications. 

What is the recovery like from a blepharoplasty?

Upper eyelid surgery requires a minimal five-day downtime. You will likely experience some swelling and bruising soon after the procedure, which usually diminishes within a couple of days to a couple of weeks. 

During the first week after surgery, you should avoid any activities that may dry up the eyes, like reading or wearing contacts.

Dr. Baron removes the stitches within five days of your procedure, depending upon your individual healing process. You may feel well enough to resume normal activities like shopping or going to the office around three to five days after a blepharoplasty.

To learn more about eyelid surgery, call the office of Jennifer Baron, MD, or request an appointment online today.

 

 Before and After Photos

Before After 1 month

 

Before After 4 days After 11 days