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Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery: Blepharoplasty

Cosmetic eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, restoring firmness to the area surrounding the eyes and making you look more rested and alert. The Zannis Center for Plastic Surgery in New Bern, NC is one of the region’s top providers of cosmetic eyelid surgery. Dr. Zannis has extensive experience with blepharoplasty procedures, and his renowned skill as a plastic surgeon makes him a top choice for these cosmetic eyelid operations.

Specifically, Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Can Treat:

  • Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or hides the natural contour of the upper eyelid,
  • Excess skin that hangs down from the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision and often creating a tired appearance,
  • Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids,
  • Bags or festoons under the eyes,
  • Droopiness of the lower eyelids, showing white below the iris, and
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid.

About the Eyelid Surgery Procedure

During your eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) procedure, a small incision will be made within the natural crease of the upper eyelid to allow the needed access for the discreet removal of excess skin, muscle, and underlying fatty tissue. Using an incision inside the lower eyelid, fat is removed or redistributed, and muscle is modified to correct a baggy lower eyelid. An incision just below the lower lash line allows excess skin to be removed. In some cases, we may recommend the use of laser resurfacing may to smooth lower lid skin further.

Results & Recovery from Blepharoplasty Surgery

After your eyelid surgery at the Zannis Center for Plastic Surgery, your localized bruising should subside within 5 to 10 days, and swelling should subside in 2 to 4 weeks. Final results may appear in 1-2 months. Incision lines will continue to refine and fade for as much as  1 year after your procedure.

Want to Learn More? Ready to Get Started?

If you’re interesting in receiving further information about our eyelid surgery and finding out what the Zannis Center for Plastic Surgery can do for you, your fist step will be to send us a message today through our website. We’ll be happy to schedule an in-person consultation, where we’ll answer your questions, listen to your goals and concerns, and share our expertise with you to help you understand what to expect. Plus, if you live outside of our region, you can take advantage of our renowned fly-in program, enabling patients all over the world to benefit from Dr. Zannis’s experience and skills with eyelid surgeries and other cosmetic procedures.

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