Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a surgery that improves the upper eyelid contour and soothes hallows, bags and puffiness. Before you choose to have eyelid surgery at our office in Portland, Oregon, you should be aware of a few myths and facts regarding the procedure.

  1. Myth: Visible scarring. Incisions can be made on the crease of the eye so they are in fact invisible. Dr. Bohley will discuss with you the location and pattern of your incisions during your consultation, however it is very possible that you will have no scarring from the procedure.
  2. Myth: Eyelid surgery removes dark circles. Though eyelid surgery does not correct dark circles under the eyes, excess fat is removed and in turn makes you look more awake and refreshed.
  3. Myth: Results are permanent. A lot of different factors such as skin elasticity and weight loss play into your results and how long they will last. Surgery does not completely stop the aging process, however results from upper eyelid surgery have shown to be extremely long lasting. Most of those who undergo lower eyelid surgery rarely need to go in for a second procedure.
  4. Myth: Eyelid surgery will remove upper eyelid hooding. Sagging of the eyebrow can cause upper eyelid hooding. Eyelid surgery does not correct the sagging and unwanted excess skin of the eyebrow. An eyebrow lift must be performed in order to restore the upper eyelid.
  5. Myth: Eyelid surgery will fix crow’s feet. Eyelid surgery removes fat and excess skin that causes bags and tightens the skin around the eyelid. It does not prevent the muscles from contracting around your eye that causes crow’s feet. After years of squinting and smiling, the muscles contract time after time and a wrinkle is formed. After eyelid surgery, your muscles will continuously contract and crow’s feet will still be a result.

For more information about what to expect from eyelid, contact Dr. Bohley’s office located in Portland, Oregon and schedule a consultation today!