Columbia, SC

Mature woman with beautiful eyes.

Blepharoplasty (Eye Lid Surgery)

The effects of gravity, age, sun exposure, muscle over-activity and even genetics can often produce baggy, heavy, aged eyelids causing you to look older and tired—even when you don’t feel it. Common complaints include excess upper eyelid skin, “bags” under the eyes, and skin wrinkles at the sides of the eyes.  An eyelift, or blepharoplasty, is a procedure that addresses the anatomical issues which contribute to that tired and aged look.

About the Procedure

An upper Eyelid Lift (upper Blepharoplasty) or lower Eyelid Lift (lower Blepharoplasty) procedure can be performed alone or together, depending on your individual needs and aesthetic goals.  Dr. Lefkowitz utilizes a variety of techniques for rejuvenation around the eyes, ranging from injectable treatments like botox and fat grafting, to laser/chemical peel resurfacing, as well as surgical skin removal and fat repositioning.

Recovery

Most patients experience only mild discomfort following an eyelift procedure.  Swelling and bruising is normal after surgery, however this usually subsides substantially within 7-10 days.  It may last a little longer if other procedures are performed at the same time as your eyelift (i.e. fat grafting, face lift, brow lift, chemical/laser resurfacing).

You will be given prescriptions to help ease the healing process. Dr. Lefkowitz will remove most stitches in 4-5 days after the procedure.  Most patients allow 7-10 days for recovery, although some patients may return to work in as few as 5 days depending on the type of procedure(s) performed.  Return to light aerobic exercise (elliptical, walking, recumbent bike) after 7-10 days is recommended with a gradual increase over the next 2-3 weeks as tolerated. 

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