Blepharoplasty Specialist

Chicago Oculofacial Consultants

Kenya M. Williams, MD

Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon located in Chicago, IL & Evanston, IL

Whether you want to improve the appearance of your eyes or are experiencing problems seeing because of droopy eyelids, blepharoplasty can rejuvenate your eye area. At Chicago Oculofacial Consultants, which has locations in the Millenium Park and Rush neighborhoods of Chicago and another in Evanston, Illinois, Kenya Williams, MD, provides natural-looking blepharoplasty results to enhance your appearance. Schedule your consultation by calling the nearest office or requesting an appointment online today.

Blepharoplasty Q & A

What is blepharoplasty?

With age, the delicate underlying structure around your eyes loses its support. Over time, fat pockets protrude, causing bags and puffiness in your upper and lower eyelids. This may give your eyes a sad or tired appearance — even when you’re happy and have plenty of rest.

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to address these effects by eliminating or repositioning excess skin and fatty tissue in your upper and lower eyelids. The surgery can rejuvenate your eye area, giving you a happier, more alert-looking appearance.

What does blepharoplasty address?

Dr. Williams recommends blepharoplasty to address a range of problems that develop with age. The surgery can correct:

  • Sagging eyelids
  • Puffy eyelids
  • Excess skin
  • Bags under your eyes
  • Drooping lower eyelids 
  • Fine wrinkles  

Blepharoplasty can also address unwanted fat pads to give you a more rested and youthful look.  

How do I know if blepharoplasty is right for me?

When you come in for a consultation with Dr. Williams, she thoroughly evaluates the structure and anatomy of your eyes to determine whether blepharoplasty is the appropriate procedure to address your concerns. Together, you can decide whether you need surgery on your upper lids, lower lids, or both.

Sometimes, a drooping upper lid happens when the support structure of your eyebrows and forehead weakens with age. Given this, Dr. Williams may also recommend lifting your brow to give you the results you desire.

What happens during blepharoplasty?

Dr. Williams performs your procedure using either local or general anesthesia, depending on the severity of the bags and unwanted skin around your eyes. She makes an incision in the natural crease of your eyelid, so it’s hardly noticeable. 

She then removes excess skin and fat to give your eye a brighter, fresher appearance. Your surgery usually takes no more than two hours. 

What happens after blepharoplasty?

You can expect your eyes to be swollen and bruised after surgery, but icing the site and keeping your head elevated can help minimize these symptoms. 

You’ll apply antibiotic ointment daily for one week to promote healing. You might also need lubricating eye drops if your eyes feel dryer than usual.

Call the nearest Chicago Oculofacial Consultants office today to request a consultation, or book one online to see if blepharoplasty is right for you.