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Eyelid Surgery

DiGeronimo MD Advanced Plastic Surgery

Ernest M. DiGeronimo, MD

Plastic Surgeon & Aesthetic Physician located in Miami, FL

Eyelid surgery can brighten tired, sagging eyes to make you look refreshed, alert, and youthful. At DiGeronimo MD Advanced Plastic Surgery in Miami, expert plastic surgeon Ernest DiGeronimo, MD, performs blepharoplasty, which reduces many of the common signs of aging in the eye area. Call the office or book an appointment using the online tool to learn how eyelid surgery can help you achieve a rejuvenated appearance.

Eyelid Surgery Q & A

What is the goal of eyelid surgery?

Your eyes are bright, wide open, and expressive in your youth and contribute to a beautiful face. As you age, your eyelids may sag or get puffy, making you look tired and aged as a result.

Skin and fat also accumulate in both the upper and lower lids, further affecting your eyes’ appearance. Dark circles can form under the eyes as a result of loss or displacement of fat.

Eyelid surgery can brighten your look, remove excess skin and fat, and fill in dark, sunken under-eye circles.

What happens during eyelid surgery?

During eyelid surgery, Dr. DiGeronimo removes excess skin and fat from the upper and/or lower lids. You can have all four lids addressed in just one procedure. He can relocate excess fat to your lower eyelids to improve the look of dark circles, too.

Dr. DiGeronimo hides the incisions in the upper eyelid crease and just below the lashes or on the inside of the eyelid for the lower lids.

The procedure is performed while you’re under local anesthesia and sedated with IV medications at the outpatient surgical facility. You go home the same day to recover.

What is involved in recovery from eyelid surgery?

You’ll have some discoloration and swelling in your eyelids after surgery. Expect to take several days off from work and for swelling and bruising to fade within 1-2 weeks. You’ll need to apply cold compresses to the area regularly for 48 hours after the procedure.

You may have light sensitivity and eye dryness following surgery. Some people find the opposite, however, and tear up a lot.

Your stitches are removed 4-5 days following the procedure. After your stitches are out, you can use makeup to cover any discoloration. Avoid direct sun exposure for several weeks following surgery or risk permanent discoloration of the bruised areas.

If you had extensive surgery involving all four lids, you may benefit from the help of a family member or a private duty nurse at home or time to heal in a recovery facility for a few days. Dr. DiGeronimo makes the appropriate recommendations for your recovery.

To learn how eyelid surgery can boost your youthfulness and beauty, call the office or book an appointment online.