In short, yes, eyelid surgery does leave scars, but these scars are virtually impossible to see. Please see our before-and-after gallery to see real-life results of some of Dr. Basil Pakeman's eyelid surgery patients. The location of the scars depends on where the incisions are made to perform the blepharoplasty procedure:
Upper eyelids: Incisions are typically made in the natural crease of your upper eyelid. Typically the resulting scars are significantly concealed within the fold of the skin.
Lower eyelids: Incisions are made along the lower lash line where they are well hidden. If you are having lower eyelid surgery to remove bags of excess fat beneath your eyes with a "transconjunctival" approach, then an incision will be made on the inside of your lower eyelid where no one can see it. The transconjunctival approach removes fat only, and cannot address sagging skin.
After Dr. Pakeman completes the blepharoplasty procedure, he will suture the incisions closed with very fine stitches to minimize scarring. Once your scars heal, you can enjoy a more youthful, alert facial appearance with well concealed scars.
To learn more about our Manhattan and New York City eyelid surgery and cosmetic surgery services, please contact Manhattan Surgical Care to schedule a consultation with Basil Pakeman, MD, FRCS.