Lower eyelid surgery, performed by Dr. Portuese, is a popular procedure because it can rejuvenate eyes of any age. Whether a patient has genetic bags or they have acquired them with age, Dr. Portuese’s approach removes the cause of the bags under the eyes. No stitches are used in this surgery which makes for a simple recovery.
– Hi, I’m Dr. Portuese from Seattle, Washington. Today we’re gonna talk about upper eyelid surgery. The primary goal for upper eyelid surgery is to remove excess skin that’s usually touching the eyelashes or creating the hooded or tired look. The incision’s located right in the upper eyelid crease. We’re also removing a small amount of fat from the inner corner of the eyelid here that rejuvenates the upper lids and makes patients look more refreshed or well rested. The sutures that we use are dissolvable. They fall out in about a week, but you can anticipate about two weeks of visible bruising and swelling after the procedure.