What happens during an eyelid lift surgery?

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What happens during an eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) surgery? Dr. Kotlus, a cosmetic and oculoplastic surgeon details the steps involved, including removal of extra eyelid skin and correction of eye bags. New techniques focus on preserving the fat around the eyes.

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What happens during an eyelid lift surgery?

  1. 1. What happens during an eyelid lift
  2. 2. eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) is a surgery that lifts the
  3. 3. eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) is a surgery that lifts the upper lid and/or lower lid
  4. 4. before and after
  5. 5. measurement and markings Step 1.
  6. 6. excess skin is measured and outlined Step 1.
  7. 7. Step 1. excess skin is measured and outlined
  8. 8. Step 1. fat bulges are identified
  9. 9. Step 1. Fatty areas and hollowing are marked
  10. 10. anesthetic (numbing) Step 2.
  11. 11. Step 3. incisions (with skin trimming)
  12. 12. Step 4. fat sculpting (removal)
  13. 13. Step 4. or fat shifting (to fill hollow zones)
  14. 14. before and after
  15. 15. Step 5. skin closure (with fine stitches)
  16. 16. Step 5. 5 days 30 days
  17. 17. Fat injections Laser resurfacing Brow lift Botox Skin care Step 6. other procedures considered for harmony & balance:
  18. 18. Step 6. before and after Brow lift and laser resurfacing
  19. 19. Step 6. before and after Lower lid lift and fat injections
  20. 20. Step 7. RECOVERY 1-2 weeks of swelling/bruising First 48 hours: cool compresses (frozen peas) applied
  21. 21. DrKotlus.com

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