Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty) Explained by Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Andrew Campbell of Quintessa in Milwaukee, WI
Dr. Andrew Capmbell
The most common surgical procedure performed in aesthetic medicine is a blepharoplasty. It’s also one of the earliest signs that we see on a face. It’s that extra skin in the upper eyelids, maybe some puffiness.
The lower eyelids get that fullness or bag that a lot of people describe. This is a very simple, in the big picture, surgery that can be performed in an office setting. We simply mark the natural lid crease. I assess how much extra skin there is that we can safely remove. We mark that as well. And then, local anesthetic is administered. And then, we remove that extra skin, maybe a little fatty puffiness near the nose on the upper lids. And then, we just put stitches in that come out anywhere from three to five days.
At that point, most patients really don’t bruise very much so they’re in makeup and they’re going back to work. So pretty quick recovery. Lower eyelids can be performed in a very similar fashion. Stitches come out at the same time. Downtime is very similar as well. So very quick, relatively easy procedure, and these results last for decades. They are very subtle in the big picture. You just don’t notice that they are missing all this extra skin and puffiness. They just look natural. They look more alert, more awake, more vibrant. And like I said, this can last for decades. So it’s a great procedure for people even as young as in their early thirties, certainly up into their sixties and seventies. So blepharoplasty is one of the most common and highest patient satisfaction procedures that we do here at Quintessa.