Cosmetic Dermatology
Eyelid Surgery

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Eyelid procedure

Eyelid Surgery
(Clinical Term: Blepharoplasty)

 in Logan, Utah

The skin around our eyes is delicate and essential. Its main job is to protect our eyes, which give us the ability to see the world, but our eyes do so much more than provide sight. We use them to express our feelings and feel connected to those around us.

Over time the eye area is especially susceptible to weakened muscle strength that can cause the eyelid to droop. The elasticity in the skin lessens and laugh lines show up as crow's feet. We usually develop sun-damaged skin that shows up as fine lines and wrinkles, particularly around our eyes.

We earn our wrinkles and our fine lines, but sometimes those badges of honor affect our vision–especially if the extra skin on an eyelid sag into our line of sight. It can also make us uncomfortable with our appearance. We may feel that drooping eyelid skin and wrinkles have advanced in a way that ages us prematurely.

Luckily, we are not stuck with compromised vision or frustration with how we look. Experienced dermatologist Dr. Cory Maughan expertly performs blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery. This is a cosmetic procedure that helps to improve the appearance of the eyes by removing excess skin, fat, and muscle from the upper or lower eyelids. This procedure can help to make you look more refreshed and youthful and can also improve your vision by removing any drooping skin that may have been blocking your line of sight.
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At Lone Pine Dermatology, we have an enduring reputation for caring about our patients. Our clinic feels inviting and is family oriented. Our team will take the time to thoroughly understand your goals and discuss your concerns. Though eyelid hood surgery is minimally invasive, it is an important decision that will improve your appearance, comfort, and/or your line of sight. Not only do Lone Pine physician assistants and dermatologist want the best for you, but they have the hard-earned skills from rigorous training to execute aesthetically beautiful cosmetic eye surgery.

What happens during the procedure?

Blepharoplasty is usually performed as an outpatient procedure, under local or general anesthesia. During the procedure, the surgeon will make small incisions in the natural creases of the upper eyelids or just below the lashes of the lower eyelids. Excess skin, fat, and muscle will then be removed or repositioned. The incisions will be closed with sutures, and the procedure is usually completed in about one to two hours.

Recovery and Results

After the procedure, you may experience some swelling and bruising around your eyes, which should subside within a week or two. You should also avoid any strenuous activity for several weeks, and wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun and wind. Most patients are able to return to work within a week or two, although you may need to avoid wearing makeup for a few days.

The results of blepharoplasty are usually long-lasting and can help to improve the appearance of the eyes for many years to come. The procedure can help to remove any drooping skin that may have been blocking your line of sight and can also help to make you look more refreshed and youthful.

Dr. Maughan will use blepharoplasty to correct medical conditions including but not limited to:

 
  • Ptosis is when the upper eyelid of one or both eyes sags, sometimes blocking part or all of your vision. It may be present in children or adults, caused by nerve damage that interferes with eyelid muscles, naturally weak eyelid muscles, or swelling. It is corrected by shortening the muscle in the eyelid in eye hood surgery.
 
  • Ectropion and Entropion affect the lower eyelid. Both conditions share the symptom of the lower lid sagging. In Ectropion, the eyelid leans away from the eye.  In entropion, the eyelid tilts toward the eye. Both conditions have the potential of causing severe discomfort and excess tearing. Both conditions can be reversed with lower lid blepharoplasty.
 
  • Additionally, our dermatologist, PAs and estheticians can combine eyelid surgery with separately scheduled laser skin resurfacing, botox, and dermal fillers to diminish scarring, smooth crow's feet, improve texture, lighten dark circles, remove bags under the eyes, or restore the look of your eyes after an eyelid biopsy.

Lone Pine Dermatology’s Dr. Maughan draws his experience from countless hours and thousands of cases to successfully restore your appearance and eye health. Together, he and his expert estheticians and PA-Cs are the very best Logan, Utah dermatology specialists.
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