If your eyelids droop, sag, or prevent you from seeing clearly, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can help. At Hauw T Han, MD, LLC, in West Chester, Ohio, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Hauw T Han, MD, performs eyelid surgery on an outpatient basis. To see if you’re a good candidate, book an appointment with the online scheduling tool, or call the office today.

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What is eyelid surgery?

Cosmetic eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of your upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. It helps rejuvenate the skin around your eyes, making you appear younger, healthier, and more alert.

What conditions can benefit from eyelid surgery?

Dr. Han uses eyelid surgery to address various conditions, including:

  • Loose or sagging skin around the eyelids
  • Excess fat deposits that cause puffiness in the upper eyelids
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Drooping lower eyelids

You might also benefit from eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) if you have excess wrinkles or fine lines beneath your lower eyelids.

Who is a good candidate for eyelid surgery?

To determine if you’re a good candidate for eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), Dr. Han assesses your upper and lower eyelids and the surrounding skin. You’ll likely benefit if you’re in good physical health, don’t smoke, and have a positive outlook and specific goals for treatment.

Let Dr. Han know if you have glaucoma, dry eye, or a detached retina. You should also alert him to chronic underlying health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes. These ailments won’t necessarily prevent you from undergoing blepharoplasty, but they may increase your risk of complications.

What does eyelid surgery involve?

If you qualify for eyelid surgery, Dr. Han performs the procedure on-site in his accredited surgical suite. After administering anesthesia to ensure your comfort, he makes an incision in your upper or lower eyelid. The number of incisions he makes depends on the issue being treated.

After making an incision (or incisions), Dr. Han removes the excess skin, fat, and muscle from around your eye. He then closes the incisions with tiny sutures, restoring your eyelids to a more youthful, attractive appearance.

What is recovery like following eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)?

Following eyelid surgery, Dr. Han applies a lubricating ointment or cold compress. He might also loosely cover your eyes with gauze. He prescribes both oral and topical medication and sends you home with a list of recovery instructions.

Apply the topical ointments to your surgical wounds each day as recommended. Take your antibiotics, and make sure to attend all follow-up appointments. In addition, protect your wounds from abrasion, excessive force, or motion while they heal.

To see if you’re a candidate for eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), request a consultation at Hauw T Han, MD, LLC. Book an appointment with the online scheduling tool, or call the office today.