Band Aid Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
When patients begin to show signs of aging, but do not wish or need to undergo a full facelift procedure, often a “touch-up” around the eyes can do the trick. Dr. LeRoy offers his patients the least invasive eyelid procedure possible: an originally developed “mini” or “lite” version of an eyelid surgery (also known as blepharoplasty) called “Band Aid Blepharoplasty.”
As with traditional eyelid surgery, Dr. LeRoy can customize Band Aid Blepharoplasty to address the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. Lower blepharoplasty targets and removes pockets of excess fat and sagging skin that can appear below the eyes, while upper blepharoplasty addresses sagging skin that causes a “hooded” appearance on the eyelids, resulting in a more youthful, refreshed look around the eyes. Unlike traditional eyelid surgery though, Dr. LeRoy’s Band Aid Blepharoplasty uses the same principles behind the renowned Band Aid Facelift and performs the operation in the office, using only gentle numbing (local anesthesia). This cost-effective technique makes the procedure as minimally invasive as possible, making for a shorter recovery time and delivering subtle, natural-looking results.
Frequently Asked Questions about Band Aid Blepharoplasty
What causes “bags under the eyes” to form?
As we age, fat deposits below the eyes can move toward the front of the face and create a “puffy” appearance. Often the result of a combination of genetics and the aging process, these bags can be smoothed and minimized through cosmetic surgery.
I want to correct my eyelids’ hooded appearance, but I also want to minimize other signs of aging. Can I have multiple procedures performed at once?
While every patient is different, it’s quite common to combine multiple procedures into one surgery in order to minimize the total recovery time and costs and to allow patients to reach their desired results sooner. Band Aid Blepharoplasty is often combined with other rejuvenating procedures, like a Band Aid Facelift or a neck lift.
Can I have eyelid surgery on both my upper eyelids and lower eyelids at the same time?
In many cases, upper blepharoplasty and lower blepharoplasty can be easily combined. However, your procedure depends on your unique anatomy and your desired results, and Dr. LeRoy will discuss all your surgical options in detail to create a treatment plan that is customized to your needs.
If you are interested in eyelid surgery from our Atlanta, Georgia-area plastic surgeon, please contact Dr. John LeRoy today.