Eyebags Be Gone! Everything You Need to Know About Blepharoplasty

By: Dr. Brian Scott


For those of us with sagging eyelids or puffy eyelids, no amount of sleep, creams, or face masks can help us look more awake or refreshed. It’s truly not a matter of lifestyle choice; we get drooping eyelids when our skin loses elasticity and the muscles in our eyelids start to lose their tone. That puffiness we see on the lower eyelids is usually a result of the fat deposits in our face growing larger or shifting positions. While it seems like there’s no hope for ridding yourself of these baggy eyes, there is one procedure that offers long-lasting rejuvenation: blepharoplasty - also known as an eyelid lift . If you finally want to wish that “always tired and angry” look goodbye, then read this guide on everything you need to know about blepharoplasty.

What is a Blepharoplasty?

Want to finally do something about those tired-looking eyes? A blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a delicate plastic surgery procedure that improves the appearance of sagging or puffy eye lids. A blepharoplasty works by removing excess skin and fat and tightening muscles on the eyelid. A blepharoplasty can be done the upper and lower eyelids. 

What Are the Benefits of Blepharoplasty?

A blepharoplasty can help a patient look more awake and refreshed by lifting drooping eyelids. But it’s not just for aesthetic purposes, either; a blepharoplasty can actually give relief for patients whose vision has been obstructed by sagging upper eyelids.

What is the Difference Between Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty?

An upper blepharoplasty (or upper eyelid lift) is performed by making an incision along the natural crease of the eyelid. Any excess skin and fat will be removed. Once the incision has healed, it is hidden by the natural crease of the eye and becomes virtually invisible.

A lower blepharoplasty is made with an incision hidden behind the eyelid which allows fat bags to be removed. If there is excess lower eyelid skin it can cut out or tightened with a laser. If you have hollowing under your eyes, a lower blepharoplasty (or lower eyelid lift) can be combined with fat grafting to create a smooth transition from your cheek to your eyelid.

Finally, it’s time to declare, “Eyebags, be gone!” If you want the most natural, refreshed look possible, contact The Petroff Center now. 

Dr. Brian Scott & Dr. Mark Petroff are plastic surgeons who specialize in eyelid lifts, eyebag removal, and facial fat grafting.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.