One of Our Favorite Procedures

Blepharoplasty is one of our favorite procedures to perform at the Obagi Skin Health Institute because it can achieve so much in a short time. The eyelid region ages much earlier than other parts of the face. The loss of tone causes the fatty pockets around the eye to push out causing what is referred to as "bags". Conservative removal or repositioning where indicated of those fat pockets can take years off without making it obvious.

The upper eyelids are approached through an incision in a natural already present crease just above the lash line. Then the extra fat and skin are removed. The lower lid can be approached either from inside the lid, ie scarless, or just below the lash line in a natural crease. The incisions are closed and sutures are removed in four days. Minimal discomfort from the procedure. Bruising will last about a week.

If the eyebrow is low, and may be contributing to the heaviness on the upper lid, repositioning of the brow will be suggested to be performed at the same time. If a brow lift is indicated, then extra skin should not be removed from the upper lid as this will further lower the brow.

The results last over 10 years, and even longer depending on genetics, skin care, and how the skin is cared for & protected. The incisions fade in a short period of time, and there is no residual signs the procedure was performed. The procedure takes about 1.5 hours to perform under sedation anesthesia normally. It may be performed at the time of a facelift, or brow lift, or laser treatment for wrinkles of the face.

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