What is Eyelid Surgery?
Blepharoplasty is the surgical rejuvenation of the upper and/or lower eyelids. This can be as simple as removing some extra skin, or more involved with the need to transpose (move) fat, suspend the brow fat pad, and/or support the corner of the eye. The result of a blepharoplasty is a rejuvenated, well-rested, and more awake appearance. Dr. Golger can use Upper Blepharoplasty, Lower Blepharoplasty, or a combination of the two to help you achieve the best appearance.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
The goal of upper lid surgery (upper blepharoplasty) is to reduce the excess hanging skin, thus showing more of the upper eyelid. In some cases, the fat located in the inner corner of the eyelid is also removed. The fat pad of the outer eyebrow can also be subtly suspended to create an additional improvement in the aesthetic of the upper eyelid.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
The goal of lower eyelid surgery (lower blepharoplasty) is to create a smooth transition from the eyelid down into the cheek. Patients often refer to this as their “under-eye bags”. Rather than simply removing the lower lid fat, which can lead to a hollowed-out appearance, Dr. Golger believes in moving this fat down into the groove just below the “eye-bags”. This creates a smoother, more natural appearance of the lower lid.