Your eyes are your most intriguing and revealing facial feature – they draw attention and convey expression. Your interest and how you feel physically and emotionally is reflected in your eyes. Unfortunately, heredity factors and the signs of aging can greatly impact the appearance of eyes, so that what they reflect is not really how you feel.

If you are bothered by upper eyelids with excess, drooping skin that makes you appear sad or angry, or by eyes that look tired due to puffiness or bags – cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) may be right for you. In general, eyelid surgery corrects the excess skin, tissue and fat that contribute to puffiness and bags in both the upper and lower eyelids, revealing a more youthful and energetic appearance.

Like any cosmetic procedure, eyelid surgery requires an individualized approach. Dr. Merkel will evaluate your anatomy, the condition you wish to have corrected, what is causing the condition and your realistic goals for improvement. Eyelid surgery can offer dramatic improvement in the upper and lower eyelids and also lift the midface and eyebrow, working through the same incision used for the blepharoplasty.  Skin resurfacing techniques, with the SmartSkin Fractional CO2 Laser,  may be recommended to further improve the tone and surface appearance of skin surrounding the eye.


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