Eyelid Surgery in Chicago
Blepharoplasty is a procedure to correct the changes that occur in the area of the eyelids over time: the puffiness, the fat herniation and wrinkling of the skin.
The area of the upper eyelids have a different anatomy than the lower eyelids, therefore, their correction is going to be different.
Making the incisions accurately is the most important step. Dr. Makhlouf designs the incisions in the area very carefully, and estimates the amount of skin and fat that needs to be removed from each side. Skin and fat are resected one side at a time in the same way. Symmetry of the eyelids is checked and the incisions are closed.
For the lower eyelid of the blepharoplasty, Dr. Makhlouf frequently performs the fat resection through the inside of the eyelid (transconjunctival incision). If there are significant wrinkles, then resurfacing is performed using either a chemical peel or with a laser. The groove between the lower eyelid and cheek can be filled with either fat or Restylane.