Lower eyelid “bags” are the most common reason why patients seek eyelid treatment at The Menkes Clinic & Surgery Center. We can correct droopy eyelids safely and effectively through the use of surgical techniques as well as non-surgical techniques that have excellent cosmetic results. As we age, our eyelids often stretch and the supporting muscles weaken. Excess fat may collect in the skin above and below the eyelids, causing sagging of the eyebrows, drooping of the upper lids, and bagginess beneath the eyes. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is an effective procedure that can be performed to repair droopy eyelids by removing excess skin, muscle, and fat.
Eyelid Surgery Educational Video
How It Works
Blepharoplasty is performed by Dr. Menkes with the assistance of our highly-trained medical staff in our Medicare and AAAHC certified Outpatient Surgery Suite. The Menkes Clinic & Surgery Center is different in that we use local anesthesia, which allows the patient to remain completely comfortable and relaxed. Also, it allows the body to begin to heal the moment the surgery is complete. Furthermore, it is much safer and lessens bruising and swelling.
What To Expect
Treatment begins by identifying problem areas to get you into a proper position. You feel a firm but not uncomfortable tug as the device pulls tissue in. During treatment, an intense cold sensation develops. This feeling lasts only a few minutes before it diminishes. A CoolSculpting appointment in our Mountain View office lasts about an hour. Many patients pass the time listening to music, using their laptops, or dozing. Because CoolSculpting and CoolMini are non-invasive procedures, you may resume normal activities right away. Treated areas could feel numb or tingly, and may appear slightly red or bruised for several hours. Over time, the body processes destroyed fat cells, eliminating them through natural processes.
Eyelid Surgery Before & After
"I have been coming here on and off for almost 10 years. I have always been treated with the utmost professionalism. The staff is always very friendly and the doctors know their stuff, and always take their time with me." -- Taylor S.