The Benefits of Eyelid Surgery

The sagging folds of skin around the eyes can severely age your appearance. Dr. Ip performs eyelid surgery to not only provide you a natural appearance but to help you look younger. A brighter eye appearance can erase years from your face.
Drooping eyelids can cause you to appear chronically fatigued. This look often doesn’t reflect the vibrant lifestyle that many people have. Dr. Ip lifts the tissues around the eyes, restoring a refreshed and alert appearance.
Hooded eyelids can hang low, blocking your vision. This is not only uncomfortable and dangerous, but it can result in more wrinkles around your eyes, as you tend to squint to see better. Dr. Ip removes excess tissue, correcting this vision impairment.

Dr. Ip Will Guide You

through the decision-making process so that you can achieve the look you love.

Customize Your Eyelid Surgery

Upper Eyelid

  • An upper eyelid technique addresses drooping and fat displacement of the upper lids.
  • It can improve hooding of the eyelids, which may cause vision impairment.
  • Small incisions are created in the natural folds of the eyelids to remove excess skin and fat.
  • The tissues of the eyelids are elevated and tightened to restore a refreshed appearance.

Traditional Lower Eyelid

  • This lower eyelid technique eliminates sagging skin, wrinkles, and “bags” from beneath the eyes.
  • Small incisions are created just below the lash line.
  • Fat is repositioned and skin is removed from below the eyes to reduce puffiness and improve the appearance of bags.
  • The lower eyelids can be addressed at the same time as the upper eyelids.

Transconjunctival Lower Eyelid

  • The transconjunctival technique is designed to remove or reposition fat pockets in the lower eyelids with no visible scarring.
  • Incisions are placed within the eyelids to hide their appearance.
  • In some cases, this provides better access to the fat pads below the eyes, allowing for better redistribution.


Immediately following your surgery, you will experience bruising and swelling around your face. It is important to carefully follow your postoperative instructions to ensure quality healing and the best results possible.

Diet is an important factor in your healing process. It is necessary that you provide your body with the essential vitamins and nutrients it needs to heal following your surgery. Your diet should consist of protein, healthy fats, vegetables, and fruits. However, a diet of soft foods may be best immediately following your surgery because of the side effects of the general anesthesia. A detailed list of healthy, nutrient-packed foods will be provided for you before your surgery.
Patients will be required to limit their physical activities following their procedure. You will need to rest for several days after surgery. Most patients return to work two weeks after their procedure. You can resume your regular exercise routine sometime between four and six weeks post-surgery. You shouldn’t smoke for at least six weeks following your procedure.
You will be prescribed medications to take on a routine basis following your surgery. KEFLEX® and CIPRO® (ciprofloxacin) are antibiotics used to prevent infection. Flexeril™ and Valium® are muscle relaxers used to reduce discomfort. Pain medication may also be used to relieve any additional discomfort you may feel during your recovery. medication

Frequently Asked Questions

A: Dr. Ip will review your medical history to ensure that you are healthy enough for surgery. He will evaluate your facial needs to determine which eyelid surgery is best for you. Together, you will discuss your aesthetic goals to allow for the results you desire.
A: To prepare for any surgery, you should stop smoking at least six weeks before your procedure. Don’t take blood-thinning medication two weeks prior to surgery. Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the day of your surgery.
A: In most cases, local anesthesia is administered to help the patient feel relaxed and pain-free during their treatment.
A: Eyelid surgery is commonly combined with a brow lift or a facelift to achieve total facial rejuvenation.
A: Immediately following your surgery, your face will feel tender. After six weeks, swelling will subside, and you will be able to see your final results. Years should be erased from your appearance.
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