When we’re young, our eyes are bright and our eyelids are firm and tight. But as the years go by, you may notice that your eyelids are now droopy, heavy-looking, or have excess skin. Dr. Ramirez Gavidia can help you achieve a refreshed, more youthful appearance with his signature RG upper blepharoplasty.
Upper Blepharoplasty Surgery Details
When surgery is performed on the upper eyelid, excess fat, skin, and tissue may be removed. This procedure can actually help restore vision for those with particularly excessive sagging and drooping. It is typically performed under local anesthesia.
In the RG signature upper blepharoplasty, Dr. Ramirez Gavidia will excise hanging skin through a hidden incision in the eyelid’s natural crease. The fat in the area is carefully preserved, as it gives the eyes a more youthful look. If the eye area is hollow, fat or filler can be injected into the eyelid area.
It’s important to determine if your brow position is contributing to the excess eyelid skin. The brow tends to descend with age, which in turn accentuates the amount of excess skin of the upper eyelids. In these cases, it’s best to combine blepharoplasty with a brow lift. The brow lift will restore the brow to its youthful position, while the blepharoplasty will refresh the eyes. This results in the entire upper face being lifted and looking more awake and attractive.