Oculoplastics | Eyelid Surgery

The physicians at Columbia Eye Clinic specialize in medical and aesthetic surgical procedures that deal with the orbit (eye socket), eyelids, tear ducts, and the face as well as the reconstruction of the eye and associated structures including:

  • Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)
  • Brow lift (direct and internal)
  • Ptosis repair
  • Ectropion/Entropion Repair
  • Skin cancer repair and reconstruction
  • Removal of tumors of the eyelid

Surgery to improve the appearance of drooping or sagging eyelids is called blepharoplasty. The procedure gives the eyes a more youthful look by removing excess skin, bulging fat and lax muscle from the upper and/or lower lids. Blepharoplasty may sometimes be performed along with ptosis repair, a condition where upper eyelid drooping blocks part of the visual field.

During the blepharoplasty procedure, excess skin and fat are removed from the upper lid through an incision hidden in the natural eyelid crease. If the lid is droopy, the muscle that raises the upper lid can be tightened. Fat in the lower lid can be removed or repositioned through an incision hidden on the inner surface of the lid.

The procedure is conducted at Columbia Eye Surgery Center’s ambulatory facility located at 1920 Pickens Street in downtown Columbia adjacent to our downtown Columbia clinic location. After surgery, discomfort is generally mild and non-aspirin pain relievers are usually all that is necessary. Most patients are able to return to most activities within a week.

Watch to Learn More About Blepharoplasty

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If you are interested in restoring a more youthful appearance, you may schedule a consultation at any of our four convenient clinic locations by contacting us at (803) 779-3070.

Pre/Post Operative Instructions 
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Edward G. Crosswell, M.D. Pre/Post-Op Instructions