Cosmetic eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin, fat to improve the appearance of the eyelids. Cosmetic eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper lids (upper lid blepharoplasty) for hooded eyes, lower lids for the appearance of eye bags (lower blepharoplasty, which can be the popular transcutaneous blepharoplasty, or specialized transconjunctival blepharoplasty), or both the upper and lower lids in the same surgery.
Cosmetic eyelid surgery can also include procedures to restore function, such as eyelid ptosis correction surgery to raise drooping eyelids. Eyelid ptosis, where the eyelids are drooping instead of hooded, is usually due to the muscle that lifts the upper eyelid. Eyelid ptosis correction surgery is not performed by general plastic or cosmetic surgeons, but is a specialized procedure performed by oculoplastic/ oculofacial plastic surgeons like Dr. Prasad.
Whether you want to improve your appearance, or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, eyelid surgery can help restore a naturally youthful, refreshed appearance of tired-looking, aging eyes.
Board-certified cosmetic surgeon, and Fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeon Amiya Prasad MD is a super-specialist in cosmetic, and reconstructive eyelid surgery. As a referral specialist, he is often called upon to revise eyelid surgeries originally performed by other surgeons. Dr. Prasad uses local anesthesia, with LITE™ IV sedation for greater patient comfort, reduced recovery time, and to avoid the risks associated with general anesthesia.
The cosmetic eyelid surgery before and after images below demonstrate the delicate and precise work of Dr. Amiya Prasad: