Loose skin above the eyes (skin laxity), tired eyes or bags under the eyes can be improved dramatically with eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty. Eyelid surgery improves the appearance of your upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both. A blepharoplasty surgery will give a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of the eyes – resulting in a more rested, alert look.

Who is it good for?

The ideal candidate for a blepharoplasty is anyone who has skin laxity (pinchable loose skin) on the eyelids. Sometimes blepharoplasties are performed for function, helping to improve vision by removing the eyelid skin covering the line of sight. Other times, blepharoplasties are for cosmetic purposes only – to reduce the appearance of tired eyes and unveil a more restful/youthful appearance to the face.

To see if you would qualify for this procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Erickson by calling our office at 312-300-6858, or by clicking “Schedule Appointment” on top of the page!

What is the downtime?

Following your eyelid surgery, it is expected that you may experience bruising, swelling, soreness around the eyes, tightness, dry eyes or insufficient tearing, and difficulty closing your eyes. These will lessen each day as healing progresses. Swelling and bruising will peak after 2-3 days and may last for about 2 weeks. The result will continue to improve for 2-3 months.


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