Beginning in a person's late thirties, an excess amount of skin or fat deposits may be noticed around the eye area creating a tired look to the face. In severe cases, the excess skin can impair a person's a full field of vision. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids. Surgery can be performed on either the upper and lower lids, or both. Whether you want to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes.

Specifically, eyelid surgery can treat:

  • Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
  • Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid

At your initial consultation, Dr. Hawner will have an in depth discussion with you to review your medical history and listen to your plastic surgery desires and goals. He will also conduct a thorough examination to determine if you are a good candidate for blepharoplasty surgery. In addition, he may recommend a field vision test by your opthamologist to determine the severity of the condition. By the end of your consultation, Dr. Hawner will have developed a plan tailored for your specific facial requirements and your desired goals for the outcome.

To learn more about a blepharoplasty, visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website at

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