Eyelid surgery for improved appearance and vision

Puffiness, bagginess and creases in the skin around the eyes can make you look older. Eyelid surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center can make you look younger. It may also help to improve your vision.

Why Choose Ohio State for eyelid surgery?
If you are considering eyelid surgery, it is important that you find the most experienced team that have proven results. At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, you’ll find board-certified plastic surgeons with expertise in a wide range innovative eyelid surgery techniques for both upper and lower eyelids.
Because Ohio State is a teaching and research hospital, our highly-trained physicians train the next generation of plastic surgeons and also conduct research to bring about new advancements in cosmetic surgery. At Ohio State, you also have access to:

  • Our entire team of experts, not only in plastic surgery, but in every other field of medicine
  • The most comprehensive  and latest cosmetic surgery treatments and care
  • Safe procedures with fast recovery



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Don’t trust your face to anyone but those with the highest standards and credentials. Our plastic surgeons can meet with you to discuss all aspects of eyelid surgery and help you determine if this is the best option for you. We will come up with a customized treatment plan to deliver beautiful, natural-looking results that exceed your expectations.

What to expect

What to expect

Your surgeon isn’t only there for you during treatment. He or she is with you every step of the way – before, during and after.

Preparing for your treatment

Our plastic surgeons will meet with you to answer all your questions regarding eyelid surgery. Together, you and your plastic surgeon will determine the best treatment plan and design it specifically for your needs.

During your treatment

With upper and lower eyelid surgery, the actual procedure involves making tiny incisions in the upper and/or the lower eyelids. Our doctors make these tiny incisions in the natural creases of the eyelids so that any possible scarring is virtually invisible. Excess skin and fat are removed from the lids and the remaining skin is tightened for a smooth, firm appearance. The experts at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center perform upper or lower eyelid surgery usually in one to three hours on an outpatient basis, reducing surgical stress and recovery time for you.

After your treatment

After eyelid surgery, your eyes will be lubricated with a special soothing ointment. And for about two weeks after the procedure you may experience some mild bruising and swelling in the treatment areas. Any pain or discomfort can be minimized with medication. It’s also normal to experience temporary blurry or double vision, sensitivity to light and tearing several days after eyelid surgery. You should be able to resume your usual daily routines within a week, but strenuous activities should be avoided for at least two to three weeks after treatment.

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