Blepharoplasty is a procedure for the removal of fat hernias and/or excess skin in the eyelids.
Patients often complain of a heavy feeling in their upper eyelids and a tired look with hooding skin covering their eyes. Lower eyelid complaints are usually about bulging fat that make people look fatigued or like they’ve had a long night out.
Dr. Cortez uses an incision-less technique for the lower lid fat removal. For excess upper lid skin he uses an incision in a crease of the upper lid, that becomes imperceivable with healing. Bruising and swelling are minimal and most patients are back to work within seven days! Surgery is performed in our accredited outpatient surgery center in Overland Park, KS under twilight anesthesia.