An Overview of Eyelid Surgery
To begin your Bellevue eyelid surgery, Dr. Ridgway will either administer IV sedation or general anesthesia. During your initial consultation, he will review the pros and cons of each option and help you determine which one is in your best interest.
For the actual procedure, Dr. Ridgway will start by operating on your upper eyelids. He will make a precise incision in your upper eyelid’s natural crease, which allows him to access the excess tissue while also ensuring that any scars are well-hidden. He will then remove unwanted fat and strengthen the underlying muscles, revealing open and more refreshed eyes. From there, Dr. Ridgway will work on your lower eyelids, creating an incision either inside the surface of your lower eyelid or below the lower lash line. Through that opening, he will eliminate unwanted fat to correct wrinkles, puffiness and excess volume in the lower eye area. Once he has rejuvenated and refreshed both your lower and upper eyelids, Dr. Ridgway will close the incisions with care to ensure any scars are discreet and your final outcome is exceptionally natural.