Lindsay K. Hessler, M.D., is a Board Certified surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgery, including advanced laparoscopic surgery.
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As you age your eyelids loosen and the muscles supporting them weaken. Consequently, excess fat can form above and below the eyelids, resulting in droopy eyelids. To help patients achieve a more natural looking, youthful eyelid, the plastic surgeons of Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy use treatments such as a blepharoplasty, or eye lift.
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Blepharoplasty is the surgical removal of excess skin, muscle and fat from the upper and/or lower eyelids to repair droopy eyelids. When excess fat forms above and below your eyelids, it usually causes bags under the eyes, sagging eyebrows and forms drooping upper eyelids. Sagging skin around the eyes can cause impaired vision.
Blepharoplasty can eliminate such impaired vision and is sometimes performed in conjunction with a rhinoplasty (nose job), brow lift and facelift.
Blepharoplasty may be an option for you if you have:
When performing a blepharoplasty, sometimes Botox® injections are used to fill the hollow area under the eyelid.
The results of the blepharoplasty are permanent. It should be noted that a blepharoplasty will not prevent future wrinkles from occurring.
The blepharoplasty procedure takes approximately 1-3 hours. The recovery time after having blepharoplasty is typically 1-2 weeks. However, patients who had a lower eyelid blepharoplasty may experience bruising and swelling for several weeks. After having a blepharoplasty, patients can typically return to work within one to two weeks.
We are dedicated to helping patients find the best cosmetic procedure options available to help restore and renew their self-image. If you are interested in a cosmetic procedure, our doctors will work with you to help you feel beautiful at any age and any stage of life. Please call 410-332-9700.
Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy in Baltimore, Maryland, is led by Dr. Craig Vander Kolk. Mercy’s cosmetic surgeons Dr. Craig Vander Kolk, Dr. Bernard (Bernie) Chang and Dr. Brendan Collins are recognized among Baltimore’s best doctors for cosmetic medicine and plastic surgery for the face, breast and body. Our surgeons work with patients to determine the best personalized treatment plan while making use of advanced technologies and techniques to achieve natural-looking results. We are dedicated to helping both women and men look and feel their best.
Proud to be Part of Mercy’s Renowned Weinberg Center for Women’s Health & Medicine.
Dr. Craig A. Vander Kolk is a highly skilled specialist in cosmetic and plastic surgery.