Eyelid Surgery

The eyes are one of the most important features of the face, as they express an array of emotions and thoughts. We all feel like we are a certain age in our minds – but the body and face reveal an actual age that Dr. Clark can assist with reversing. If you are noticing excess skin of the eyelids or bags underneath your eyes, you may appear older or more tired than you actually are. Eyelid surgery from Sacramento plastic surgeon Dr. Christa Clark can help improve the look of your eyes by removing excess skin and correcting muscle laxity that leads to a tired appearance.

Dr. Clark takes the time to get to know you and understand your lifestyle and your needs. She is committed to helping you achieve results you’ll love from your eyelid surgery. Contact us for more information about Dr. Clark or the procedures she offers.

Is Eyelid Surgery for You?

There are many reasons women and men come to our practice considering eyelid surgery (also called blepharoplasty) from Granite Bay and Roseville, CA and communities near Sacramento, including:

  • Loose, “crepe-y” skin of the upper and/or lower eyelid
  • Bags or puffiness of the lower or upper lid
  • A sagging lower eyelid

When you meet with Dr. Clark for your consultation, she will address your specific concerns and determine if you are also a candidate for another facial rejuvenation procedure such as a brow lift.

Eyelid Surgery Explained

Eyelid surgery removes excess skin and fatty deposits from the eyelids and around the eyes. To begin, Dr. Clark will make incisions in the natural crease of the upper eyelid and, if necessary, beneath the lower lash line. After the incisions have been made, Dr. Clark will re-contour the skin and fat for a firm, smooth eye appearance. In general, eyelid surgery takes about 2 to 3 hours to perform, depending on your individual needs.

Recovery and Results

Once your procedure is complete, you will be sent home to recover. You will have some swelling and bruising around your incisions, but discomfort is easily managed with medication. While each case is different, most are able to return to their normal routines within a week or two following their eyelid surgery. Also, if you combined your eyelid surgery with another facial procedure, you may require a longer recovery time.