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    An Overview of Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

    Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) – Atlanta

    Atlanta Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)  | Marietta |  RoswellEyelid surgery, clinically known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure performed by a plastic surgeon to improve the appearance of lower eyelids, upper eyelids, or both. The goal of the surgery is to provide a rejuvenated appearance to the area around the eyes in order to make the face look more youthful, and the eyes more rested and refreshed. Dr. Paul McCluskey is an experienced cosmetic surgeon to perform this surgery for patients in Atlanta, GA and surrounding communities.

    What Blepharoplasty Can Do?

    Eyelid surgery can used to achieve one or more of the following results for patients who are unhappy with the old or tired look of their eyes:

    • Excess fat deposits around the eyes may create puffiness in the upper eyelids. This condition can be corrected with upper eyelid surgery.
    • Loose skin and wrinkles and folds around the lower eyelids can be reduced with lower eyelid blepharoplasty.
    • If the upper eyelid contour is disturbed, causing vision limitations, upper eyelid surgery can be used to correct the condition.
    • Eyelid surgery can correct the bags under the eyes.
    • Droopy lower eyelids, which show the white below the iris, can be corrected with lower eyelid surgery.

    Suitable Candidates

    Adults having healthy facial tissue and muscle, and needing enhancement of the appearance of eyes, may be fantastic or appropriate candidates for eyelid surgery. As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. McCluskey evaluates the patient’s general health condition and aesthetic goals before recommending upper or lower blepharoplasty.

    The patient should have clear goals, positive outlook and realistic expectations in order to achieve satisfactory results. The patient should be a non-smoker or have the commitment to quit smoking several weeks prior to the surgery. People with serious eye ailments may not make ideal or outstanding candidates for this procedure.

    Eyelid Surgery Procedure

    The cosmetic surgeon may decide to perform eyelid surgery under general anesthesia or IV sedation, depending on the circumstances of the case. Dr. McCluskey ensures that his patients in Atlanta, GA and nearby areas receive effective treatment in the safest possible manner.

    He will try to conceal the incisions within the natural structures of the eyelid region so that scars do not become obvious later on. Droopy upper eyelid condition can be corrected with an incision that enables the surgeon to reposition the excess fats, tighten underlying muscle and tissue, and remove excess loose skin.

    Lower eyelid anomalies may be corrected with an incision that is made just beneath the lower lash line. Excess skin in the lower eyelids can be removed through this incision. Redistribution or removal of excess fat in the lower eyelid can also be done through a transconjuctival incision. The incisions are finally closed with absorbable sutures, tape, or skin adhesive.


    Eyelid surgery results will appear gradually as the bruising and swelling resolves to show up a well-defined eyelid and surrounding area. Full effects can be seen after a few weeks, and the final results are fairly long lasting. The plastic surgeon will usually recommend lifelong sun protection to retain results for a longer time.

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