If you are visiting this website, the likelihood is that you, a family member, or a friend has had or is considering eyelid surgery. In the past few decades, enormous advances have been achieved, including the use of lasers and the transconjunctival approach, which spares a skin incision. Eyelid surgery is no longer just for the rich and famous, but today one of the most popular and frequently performed of all cosmetic operations.
If you are a suitable candidate for eyelid surgery, the operation is typically performed under local anesthesia. Intravenous sedation is reasonable as well. The operation involves the removal of excess skin in the upper and lower eyelids, as well as either the removal of fat or its repositioning. It is the excess skin and fat which creates the puffy, tired appearance. Recovery is typically rapid, and the result is a dramatic improvement.
Dr. Rodgers' book, The Eyes Have It: Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery, a 100-page hardcover book with numerous illustrations, describes the advantages and drawbacks in clear, non-threatening prose and offers practical hints on what you can do, from selecting a surgeon to postoperative care. Many questions regarding eyelid and upper facial surgery are answered. This book has been hailed by patients and physicians alike as educational and authoritative. It is available through Vantage Press on Amazon and at our offices.
Disclaimer The information contained in this website is presented as a general guide and is not to be interpreted as specific advice for an individual patient. For specific information, contact Dr. Rodgers' office for an appointment.