Eyelid Surgery FAQs

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Will I have scars?

There will be scars at the incision sites, but the incisions for blepharoplasty - eyelid surgery - are designed to be placed inconspicuously, and in most cases, any scarring that is visible will fade within a few months following the surgery.

Is eyelid surgery right for me?

Eyelid surgery can be an ideal solution to rejuvenate the appearance of patients who suffer from extensive drooping of the eyelid, under eye bags, or light wrinkling in the eyelid area.

To evaluate the effect eyelid surgery might have on your appearance, discuss the procedure with a reputable and experienced plastic surgeon who can evaluate your goals, your needs, and your expectations, to help you decide whether the procedure is right for you.

Will eyelid surgery change the overall shape of my eyes?

With upper lid eyelid surgery, the lifting of the skin over the eye will make your eye appear rounder and more alert than it was before the procedure, but the procedure should not significantly affect the natural shape of your eyes.

What are the risks of eyelid surgery?

Most of the risks of eyelid surgery are general risks associated with any surgical procedure.

Following the procedure, some patients also experience temporary blurring of the vision, and swelling near the incision sites. These conditions usually clear up on their own within a few days.

Other questions?

If you need help exploring eyelid surgery, please feel free to email us or call for a consultation today. Call 616.454.1256 if you're in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area, or toll free at 800.968.7474.