Eyelid Surgery FAQs

Where are the incisions for eyelid surgery?
Incisions are made along the natural crease of your upper eyelid and just below the bottom lashes. Excess fat, muscle and skin is removed and the incisions are closed using very fine sutures. Once healed, the scars will be all but invisible.

What are the risks associated with eyelid surgery?
There is risk with any surgery you have performed. If you choose a qualified cosmetic surgeon such as Dr. Buford, those risks are greatly reduced if not eliminated. Double or blurred vision following eyelid surgery may occur for a few days. Swelling in the corners of the eyes is also temporary as the eyes heal.

Am I a good candidate for eyelid surgery?
If you have puffy eyes or bags and you look old and tired, you might be a very good candidate for eyelid surgery. Additionally, a loss of skin elasticity as you age may give you droopy eyelids that can be rejuvenated through eyelid surgery.