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Eyelid Surgery

Sagging and puffiness around the eyes can make you look perpetually tired and older than you feel. While sleep and exercise can help, there comes a time when cosmetic surgery is the most effective solution. To address these issues, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shim Ching performs blepharoplasty, often called eyelid surgery, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

To find out more about eyelid surgery and other procedures that can help you look younger and more attractive, request a consultation with Dr. Ching or call our office at (808) 585-8855 to schedule an appointment.

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What are the benefits of eyelid surgery?

Women and men choose eyelid surgery for a variety of reasons, which often include one or more of the following:

  • Removing loose upper eyelid skin
  • Reducing puffy bags from under the eyes
  • Raising droopy lower eyelids
  • Creating or enhancing the upper eyelid fold (Asian eyelid surgery)

Dr. Ching can combine eyelid surgery with other facial procedures such as a brow lift to further enhance the upper face or a facelift for an overall facial rejuvenation.

How is eyelid surgery performed?

Dr. Ching performs eyelid surgery as an outpatient procedure. The surgery takes from 30 minutes to 2 hours to perform. Depending on the patient’s needs, he performs upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or both.

  • For upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Ching places the incision in the natural crease of the upper eyelid. If the patient does not have an upper eyelid crease, he places the incision where the resulting scar is almost invisible. He then removes loose skin and fat from the upper eyelid along with a small strip of muscle.
  • For lower eyelid surgery, the procedure depends on the patient’s condition. Some patients only need fat removed. In many cases this fat is preserved, but moved into a lower position in the lower eyelid to fill out any hollows that cause puffy bags or darkened circles under the eyes. Other patients may need excess skin removed and the muscle and ligaments of the lower eyelid tightened. Incisions are hidden either inside the lower eyelid or just below the lashes. With either placement, the scar is concealed.

What can I expect during recovery after eyelid surgery?

Recovery from eyelid surgery can take as little as 2 to 3 days or as long as 2 weeks.

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