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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

About Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove fat and excess skin and muscle from the eyelids. This surgery may correct drooping upper lids and puffy or baggy lower lids. 

What Is Treatment Like?

Eyelid surgery can take up to 3 hours if both the upper and lower lids are being done. Eyelid surgery can be performed using a local anesthetic and an oral or intravenous sedative, or Dr. Tilki may choose a general anesthesia. Dr. Tilki will make incisions around the eye to remove fat and excess skin. Very fine sutures are used to stitch the wound, and bandages may be applied after surgery.

Am I a Candidate?

The best candidates for eyelid surgery are men and women who are physically and mentally healthy, with realistic expectations about the results of surgery. Eyelid surgery is usually performed on patients over 35, but if hereditary influences cause excessive drooping or bags, the procedure may be an option for younger people.

Medical conditions such as hypothyroidism or Graves’ disease, dry eye or tearing problems, high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other circulatory disorders raise the risks of eyelid surgery and should be discussed with your surgeon prior to the procedure. 

Contact us at 818-990-0088 for more information!

Our Services

Our practice provides the following services: The entire spectrum of eye care including general eye exams, treatment of medical eye disorders, cataracts, and cosmetic procedures. We have a broad experience in treating patients with glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye syndrome, pterygium, lasik surgery and many other disorders. 

 

 

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Pterygium (Surfer's eye)

Pterygium is a proliferation of fibrovascular tissue, which starts on the sclera and can grow on the cornea, affecting vision. When the pterygium does not respond to clinical treatment, and the patient has many symptoms, surgery is indicated.