Blepharoplasty FAQs

What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a procedure in which excess fat and skin is removed from around your eyes to restore luster and beauty to your facial features. By removing the excess fat and skin, blepharoplasty can improve vision, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, eliminate bags and black circles, and restore the natural contour of your eyes.

At what age do most people have blepharoplasty?

Like all plastic surgery procedures, the choice to have blepharoplasty is left up to each individual. Because eyelid sagging, fine wrinkles, and dark circles are a natural part of aging, many individuals choose to have eyelid surgery after the age of 35.

Our board-certified eyelid surgeons work with each of our patients on an individual basis. Listening closely to your concerns, we can help you determine if blepharoplasty is right for you.

Will blepharoplasty leave scars?

The incisions for blepharoplasty are placed in the natural creases in your eyelids reducing any visible scaring. All surgical procedures will produce some scarring, but the scars from blepharoplasty generally fade within a few months.

The Star Plastic Surgery Advantage of board-certified, experienced plastic surgeons using only proven surgical techniques further reduces instances of visible scarring.

Will blepharoplasty remove crow’s feet and other deep wrinkles from around my eyes?

Blepharoplasty removes fine lines and wrinkles from around your eyes but is not designed to remove deeper wrinkles and crow’s feet. If you are interested in restoring a youthful appearance to your entire face, eyelid surgery can be combined with other surgical procedures such as a face lift.

Blepharoplasty can also be combined with nonsurgical procedures such as BOTOX® Cosmetic to eliminate the appearance of crow’s feet and other wrinkles throughout your face.

Is blepharoplasty permanent?

Once fat is removed from the area around your eyes it will not grow back. Blepharoplasty is a long-lasting procedure and most people find it continues to produce remarkable results for several years. Blepharoplasty cannot reverse the aging process and certain lifestyle choices can shorten the length of time your procedure lasts. Making sure to get adequate sleep, refraining from smoking, and avoiding excessive sun exposure will help your results last much longer.

If you have additional questions about blepharoplasty, contact the experienced board certified surgeons at Star Plastic Surgery today to schedule your free consultation.