Your eyes can seem brighter and your overall appearance can seem younger with blepharoplasty, often called eyelid surgery. San Jose plastic surgeon Dr. Vincent Lepore performs eyelid surgery on both the upper and lower lids to help women and men look refreshed and more youthful. The area around your eyes is important both in the way that others see you and for your vision, so it's essential to choose a surgeon with advanced training and precise skill. Dr. Lepore is a board-certified plastic surgeon who you can trust to care for this very delicate and noticeable facial feature.
Understanding Eyelid Surgery
Dr. Lepore performs blepharoplasty in San Jose to correct several conditions:
- Excess skin that folds over the upper eyelid
- Excess fat deposits that cause eyes to look puffy
- Bags under the eyes
- Sagging lower lids
- Wrinkles on the lower eyelid
What to Expect
Dr. Lepore will carefully place the incisions for your eyelid surgery to minimize visibility of future scars. If the upper eyelid is being treated, an incision will be made in the upper eyelid crease to remove excess fat and skin and tighten muscles and tissue. If the lower eyelid is being treated, an incision will be made below the line of your lower eyelashes or inside the lower eyelid to remove excess fat and skin.
Eyelid surgery is frequently combined with a chemical peel to reduce discoloration of the skin below the eyes. For more complete facial rejuvenation, Dr. Lepore can combine eyelid surgery at his San Jose practice with facelift surgery, a brow lift or rhinoplasty.
Your New Look
After swelling and bruising has subsided in several weeks, you will be able to see smoother skin and a "cleaner" looking eye appearance. Many patients feel that they look remarkably younger and more alert.