An eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) can address the signs of aging around the eyes, which can develop in some people as early as their mid-thirties.
Signs of aging can include loose crepey skin in the upper eyelids, bulging of fat in the lower eyelids, loosening of the attachment of the lower eyelids, and development of a “tear trough” between the lower eyelids and the cheeks.
Excess skin can be removed, lower eyelid tendons tightened, and fat trimmed or smoothed with the addition of minute fat grafts. Surgery is individualized to each patient. Bruising and swelling develop in the eyelids and recovery from eyelid surgery takes about 1-2 weeks with the final results seen in 3-6 months.