What happens during eyelid surgery?
Your surgeon will make incisions along the natural lines and creases of your eyelids. Incising the skin will always result in some scar formation but this means any scars will be hidden within the natural folds of your eyes. Loose skin is removed along with excess muscle. Fat may be reduced or removed if excessive. The incision is closed using fine stitches. If only fat is being removed from the lower eye lids then the incision may be made on the inside of the eyelid leaving no scar visible.
Occasionally with some patients, the use of dermal fillers may be appropriate. Your surgeon may also advise the use of botulinum toxin to enhance the surgical procedure and to improve or reduce wrinkles, but he will advise you of this during your consultation.