Eyelid Surgery


Bright eyes are a universal sign of health and beauty. If yours are overshadowed by wrinkles, puffiness and heavy bags, eyelid surgery at Clinique of Plastic Surgery can reverse these signs of aging and restore your clear and youthful expression.

Refresh your eyes. Feel like yourself again.

Treatment of Eyelids Wrinkles and Bags

The common lid problem “lower lid bags” is the result of enlarged fat pads below the eyeball which may be seen sometimes even in younger individuals and are often a familial trait. Loose and wrinkled skin is more common as we age, and can often give a tired look. These two problems are usually present in upper lid aging.

Deep circles and hollowness below the eyelid are not uncommon issues, especially in certain ethnic groups. They add to the unhealthy appearance of lower lid bags. Upper lid hooding and heaviness is often a combination of two similar factors: excess skin and enlarged internal fat bags. The upper lid excess may interfere with the field of vision and may be covered by insurance with proper documentation in these cases.

Intra-conjunctival lower lid blepharoplasty trims out eyelid bags from a hidden internal incision. This procedure may be the only thing needed if there is no loose skin. Lower lid tuck, or lower blepharoplasty, is a delicate procedure due to the relative weakness of the lower lid muscle. We combine fat pad removal and skin excess removal through a fine incision below the eyelashes.

Structural fat grafting is usually done under local anesthesia by extracting fat from the lower belly, processing it, and reinjecting it in a fanning fashion to fill out the hollowed area and tuck of upper or lower eyelids.

These procedures can be accompanied by CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing or a chemical peel like the TCA peel to smooth out fine wrinkles.

These surgical procedures are performed on an outpatient basis under local or general anesthesia depending on what works best for the patient. After the surgery, swelling and bruising usually subside in less than one week.

The Benefits of Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery can restore your bright and beautiful eyes by reducing many signs of aging that can affect this delicate area, including:

  • Bags and puffiness underneath the eyes.
  • Eyes that appear perpetually tired or angry
  • Excess skin and sagging upper eyelids
  • Tighten loose and wrinkled skin
  • Deep wrinkles and crow’s feet
  • Fatty deposits around the eyes
  • Drooping eyelids that reveal the white of your eyes

Droopy Lower Lids And Malar Bags

Occasionally, the lower lids require a more delicate and complex procedure to repair a poor lid posture or to tighten a weak lid support (hound dog look) or even to reduce the puffiness below the lids (malar bags). The tightening procedure is called canthopexy and is sometimes needed in weak lids at the time of eyelid skin removal or to repair excessive skin removal. Malar bags are usually corrected by extending the skin dissection and shaving the offending fat deposits.

Schedule A Consultation

If you want to rediscover your youthful eyes, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Clinique of Plastic Surgery today. During your private meeting with our St. Petersburg plastic surgeons, we will carefully evaluate the signs of aging that concern you most, before composing a bespoke treatment plan designed to achieve a bright and vibrant new look.

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