Eyelid Surgery Tacoma

Eyelid surgery is a procedure which removes fat and excess skin from the upper and lower eyelids. These features can make you look older and more tired than you feel and may even interfere with your vision. Eyelid surgery can correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below your eyes. However, it won’t remove crow’s feet or other wrinkles, eliminate dark circles under your eyes, or lift sagging eyebrows. Blepharoplasty can be done alone, or in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures such as a facelift or browlift.

The best candidates for eyelid surgery are men and women who are physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in their expectations. Blepharoplasty can enhance your appearance and your self-image.

Are You a Good Candidate?

  • If you have excessive, sagging or wrinkled upper or lower eyelid skin.
  • If you have excess upper eyelid skin that interferes with vision.
  • If you have lost your natural upper eyelid crease.
  • If you have puffy pouches of fat in the upper or lower lids that create a tired or aged appearance.

Intended Results

  • A more rested and youthful appearance of the eyes. The operation is done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia.
  • Widening of visual fields where excessive upper eyelid skin has partially blocked vision.
  • It will remove or erase all wrinkle lines and soften fine wrinkle lines.

Procedure Description

  • The operation is done on an outpatient basis usually under general anesthesia.
  • Incisions are made where the natural crease should be in the upper lids. Excess fat and skin are removed. Fine lines may be smoothed with a laser and need no incisions.
  • If only excess fat is present in the lower lids, it may be removed through an incision inside the lower lids with no external incision or scar.

Recuperation and Healing

  • All sutures are dissolving.
  • Initial mild discomfort is easily controlled with oral medications and ice packs.
  • Bruising and sensitivity to light last at least a week or two. Swelling progressively disappears over several weeks.
  • Eye makeup can be used about one week after surgery.
  • Cosmetic makeovers may be scheduled at one and a half weeks post operatively.
  • Contact lenses can be worn when comfortable – – – usually within seven to ten days.

Other Options

Additional procedures that would enhance the results are:

Insurance Guidelines

  • This procedure is considered cosmetic and the patient is responsible for full payment.


  • The specific risk and suitability of the procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.


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