Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is an excellent solution for our Santa Barbara patients who are bothered by sagging skin around their eyes. This procedure yields dramatic results, and Dr. Mackenzie can customize the surgery to help you reach your personal aesthetic goals.
Many people, both men and women, complain about excess tissue around their eyes or they complain about baggy lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty is an operation to address those problems of the upper lid and the lower lid. On the upper lid, it is usually mostly a skin problem. Excess skin hanging, sometimes a little bit of fat we have to deal with. On the lower eyelid, it is often grooving of this tear trough area with bulging of the fat above it. As the face ages, we lose fat out of our face so to take fat out and throw it away is somewhat counter intuitive. I actually like to use it and use that fat to fill in the groove and so to make a more smooth contour from the eyelid down to the cheek and then of course we are removing some excess skin and often tightening the muscle as well.