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Eyelid Surgery (Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty) – Louisville, KY*

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About Eyelid Surgery

Your eyes are one of the most important and noticeable features on your face. Sometimes as you age, your eyes can become droopy, saggy, or develop bags underneath. This can cause you to look tired and older than you actually are. An eyelid surgery, performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi, can help to remove any excess skin, wrinkles, bags, and dark circles that are present on the upper or lower eyelids. He can help lift the skin and restore its appearance for more youthful, alert, and awake-looking eyes. You can learn about how to brighten up your face by contacting our Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery office in Louisville, KY. Our plastic surgeon will help you determine if you need an upper, lower, or combination eyelid surgery.

Ideal Candidates

The best candidates for eyelid surgery:

  • Have eyelid issues that cause them to look older
  • Have vision problems caused by droopy eyelids
  • Have droopy, downturned eyelids as a result of aging or genetics
  • Have bags under the eyes
  • Desire a more refreshed, rejuvenated appearance
  • Desire a natural look

What to Expect

Upper Eyelid Surgery

For upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Mizuguchi will make the incision within the natural fold of the eyelid. The incision will be extended outward as much as possible in order to address the extraneous skin folds located on the outside of the upper lid. After the incision is carefully made, he will remove the excess fat and skin. Afterward, the incision will be closed with absorbable sutures, which do not require removal. 

Lower Eyelid Surgery

For lower eyelid surgery, the incision will be placed along the bottom of the lash line to allow Dr. Mizuguchi access to remove the extraneous fat and tissue. A special technique called transconjunctival blepharoplasty is used if you have puffy lower lids but good skin tone. If you have dark under eye circles caused by a lack of fat in the area, you could benefit from injectables or fat fillers to add volume to the area.

For Upper & Lower Combined

Sometimes, both the lower and upper eyelids need to be addressed to correct all issues effectively. When both are combined, surgery can last around two hours.

Anticipated Results

Although eyelid surgery is usually an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility, it can also be performed as an in-office procedure with a milder form of general anesthesia called twilight sedation. After surgery, you can expect your eyelids to be bruised and swollen, which can be alleviated with ice packs, medicated eye ointments, or eye drops, and elevating the head. These symptoms should last a few days. Eyelid recovery is usually easy for most patients, and normal activities can be resumed within a week. You should expect natural-looking, younger, more refreshed eyelids after your surgery. In addition, scars shouldn’t be visible due to their placement.

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Revitalize Your Eyes

No longer should you allow your eyes to age you beyond your years. Not only can you look younger and more revitalized, but you can also correct vision problems caused by droopy eyelids. When you’re ready to transform your eyes and overall appearance, feel free to give us a call to set up a consultation and learn about eyelid surgery.

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