The eyes are the first thing we notice when we meet
someone new. Beautiful eyes can make up for other features that are
less than ideal. Likewise, eyes that are tired, droopy, or swollen
may not reflect a vibrant inner self. It is often said that the
earliest signs of aging are around the eyes. You may feel that the
eyes looking back at you in the mirror every morning are old and
tired looking, or maybe people are always questioning whether or not
you had a good night’s sleep because your eyes are swollen with
Dr. Prasad Sureddi
offers the cosmetic procedures that can give you dramatically
younger eyes through “eyelid lifts”, also known as blepharoplasty.
A primary reason for droopy eyes is simply due to
age. As everything droops, so do the eyebrows. As the outer parts
of the eyebrows droop, the skin of the upper eyelids will look
saggy, as if you had developed extra skin that was not there several
years before. Trimming this “extra” skin can drastically improve
that droopy look.
Another reason for “tired eyes” is because of droopy
or migrating eyelid fat. This fat is held back by a thin wall of
fibrous tissue called the orbital septum, which sags over time. The
fat, held firmly back by this wall in youth can bulge with age,
giving you “baggy” upper and lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty trims
this extra fat and tightens the wall, restoring a youthful contour.
can either perform the eyelid lift alone or together with face and
neck lifts or eyebrow and forehead lifts. If done alone, the
operation takes about one and a half hours for all four eyelids
(both upper and both lower eyelids). Blepharoplasty of the upper
eyelids alone typically takes less than 30 minutes and is most often
performed under local anesthesia only.
For those patients with puffiness under the eye or
baggy upper and lower eyelids, laser eyelid surgery can reduce and
often eliminate these problems. The end results are a more alert
and youthful look around the eyes.
Recovery from eyelid surgery is complete within seven
to ten days. A small amount of lumpiness is usual at the corners of
the eyes. Minimal blurry vision quickly resolves. Sunglasses allow
you to go out in public immediately after surgery, and make-up can
be worn within about one week. Normal activity can be resumed the
next day, and exercise can be resumed within 7 to 10 days after
will provide you a detailed plan for your own personal recovery.
Sometimes eyelid lifts are combined with other
procedures called endoscopic eyebrow and forehead lifts to improve
the height and maintain the contour of the upper eyebrow.
will discuss whether you might benefit from this combined procedure
during your initial consultation.
If the eyes looking back at you are tired it is time
to schedule an appointment to meet with
to determine if you are a good candidate for an eyelid lift.
Contact our office today or call
Connecticut (CT) conveniently near from
Hartford, CT and the
New York Area.