Bright, expressive eyes are one of the most important features to maintaining a youthful appearance as the years go by. Unfortunately, the earliest signs of aging occur around the eyes. In order to improve fine lines, wrinkles, bags, and droopy eyelids, Dr. Rian Maercks offers eyelid surgery at his Miami surgical center.
The blepharoplasty procedure
Blepharoplasty is performed under general anesthesia, or under local anesthesia with mild sedation. Upper and lower blepharoplasty can be done separately or together. The procedure takes approximately two hours.
Upper eyelid surgery: Dr. Maercks creates an incision in the natural crease of the eyelid to remove or re-adjust fat, remove excess skin, and tighten the muscles. The incisions are closed with sutures.
Lower eyelid surgery: For lower eyelid surgery, Dr. Maercks creates an incision either under the eyelash line or within the lower eyelids. A minimal amount of fat is removed, with great care being taken not to remove too much. The incisions are closed with sutures.