Blepharoplasty procedure is performed to restore a more youthful appearance to the upper and lower eyelids. Excess skin or bags of the eyelids give a more tired appearance to people.
Upper Blepharoplasty incisions are hidden in the natural crease of the upper eyelid. Excess skin and protruding fat are removed and the scar is virtually invisible. Usually Upper Blepharoplasty procedures are performed under local anesthesia.
Lower Blepharoplasty preferred approach by Dr. Soteriou is the Transconjunctival technique. This approach allows the surgeon to remove fat in the lower eyelid (eye bags). For patients with contour irregularities like a tear trough, repositioning of this fat rather than removing it, gives an excellent aesthetic result. Lower Blepharoplasty procedures are performed under sedation or general anesthesia at American Medical Center.
The most important reason that Dr. Soteriou prefers this approach is to avoid the round eye deformity that usually happens to the classic approach.
Patients typically return to their normal daily activities the day after surgery. However, bruises and swelling might present in the periorbital area.