Blepharoplasty (Upper Eyelid Surgery)

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What is Upper Eyelid Surgery and What Should I Expect?

Upper Blepharoplasty (Upper Eyelid Surgery) is a procedure that removes excess skin, muscle, and fat to reduce the appearance of drooping, tired eyelids. As you age, your eyelid skin tends to stretch and the muscles that help support the skin and fat of your eyes weakens.

In some instances, an Upper Blepharoplasty is not only cosmetic, but it can also help to correct issues you may be experiencing with your vision.

Why Have Upper Eyelid Surgery With Plastic Surgeon Dr. Millicent Geers?

Dr. Geers’ approach is to deliver an undetectable but effective result that restores your eyes to a more youthful state, without changing your overall face. She systematically addresses sagging eyelids, bulges of “bags” or fatty tissue, hollowness around the eyes, dark circles, and loose crepey eyelid skin, and then tailors this approach to each of her patients.

To correct the upper eyelids, Dr. Geers hides the incisions in the natural crease above each eye so that after surgery, the scar is almost imperceptible and camouflaged in the normal eye fold.

What Can Upper Blepharoplasty Correct?

  • Improve vision by removing excess skin obstruction parts of your visual field.
  • Reduces droopy eyelids that make you look tired.
  • Restores a more youthful appearance around the eyes

This procedure can also be combined with a brow lift, face lift, facial fat transfer, or a skin resurfacing procedure.


Post Procedure Protocols

After The Procedure, It Is Normal To Experience The Following:

  • Watering Eyes
  • Light Sensitivity
  • Blurred vision (from the eye ointment or swelling)
  • Double Vision (temporary)
  • Puffy and/or Numb Eyelids
  • Swelling and bruising near the surgery site
  • Pain and/or discomfort

Suggestions To Feel More Comfortable After Surgery:

  • Do NOT smoke any substance in any form
  • Avoid rubbing your eyes
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for approximately one week
  • Gently clean eyelids and use the eyedrops or ointments as directed
  • If you wear contacts, do not wear them for about 2 weeks
  • Sleep with your head raised higher than your chest
  • Apply a cold compress to reduce the swelling

For A Week After Your Procedure, Avoid The Following Medications:

Aspirin, Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others), Naproxen sodium (Aleve, Naprosyn), and other medications or herbal supplements that may increase bleeding.

If needed, use acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) to control pain.

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Contact Your Medical Provider If You Experience Any Of The Following Symptoms:

  • Chest Pain
  • Unusual Heart Rate
  • Severe Eye Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Continuous vision problems.
  • Shortness of Breath

For more information about our Blepharoplasty (Upper Eyelid Surgery)​, reach out at (719) 633-5255 or schedule your Consultation with Dr. Geers!