Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Correction of upper lid excess | Correction of lower lid excess | Correction of lower lid position
Drooping, baggy eyelids are often an early sign of aging. Over time, the skin around the eyes stretches, losing its natural elasticity – a condition that is made worse as excess fat and tissue build up in and around the eyelids. In addition to their impact on the appearance, drooping eyelids may also obscure a person’s peripheral vision, creating a potential hazard.
Excess fat, tissue, and skin are removed from around the eyes. Eyelid surgery is less invasive than many other facial procedures. Through incisions hidden in the crease of the eye, Dr. Newton trims away excess skin and fat and also repositions muscles around the eye if needed. The incisions are then closed, and the eyelid surgery is complete. The procedure may be combined with a brow or face lift as part of a more comprehensive treatment plan.
Most of Dr. Newton’s patients in the Newcastle area are able to return home from the hospital the day after eyelid surgery. They will need to return for a follow-up appointment after one week. There are no stitches to remove, and most are able to return to work after two weeks, but it will take as long as two months to see the final results.
For those who do not need or do not want a full facelift but still want to correct wrinkles and drooping skin in the forehead and brow, a brow lift may be the answer. Patients with a hooded, drooping brow and frown lines in the forehead typically benefit tremendously from this procedure.
The brow lift is less involved than a full facelift, with smaller incisions made behind the hairline, through which the skin is lifted and tightened. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia.
Patients are generally able to return to work after two or three weeks, though full recovery may take as long as three months.