Eyelid surgery helps restore a more youthful look by rejuvenating the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. This procedure helps correct the conditions that cause our eyes and facial expression to look tired and aged. Eyelid surgery addresses loose saggy skin in upper eyelids, puffiness, bags, excess skin and wrinkling in the lower eyelids.
The procedure can be performed under either local or general anesthesia and may take two to four hours. For the upper eyelids, an incision is made in the crease of the lid to remove skin and fat as needed. For the lower eyelid, the incision can be placed either in the conjunctiva (inside the eyelid) or just below the eyelash.