The eyes are the gateway to our emotional expressions. It is however the surrounding structures of the eye, including skin, muscles, fat, and eyelashes, that together are responsible for the aesthetic appearance of the eye. With aging, sun exposure, smoking, weight changes and daily stresses of life, wrinkling, bulging of the fat pads, and hollows around the eyes start to appear. Together these changes give a tired and older appearance. Various procedures are designed to correct each of these deformities and an appropriate combination of such techniques is necessary to obtain the most beautiful looking eyes. At Blue Illusion, we understand that every patient has individual requirements. Dr. Mehta will formulate a procedure specific to each patient to ensure the best possible results. A comprehensive consultation and examination and communication of our thoughts to you will make sure that you make the choice that is best for you. Incisions generally are easily hidden in the natural lines and folds around the eye. Both upper and lower eyelids can be operated upon at the same time or independently as well. Eyelid surgery is also frequently performed with facelift and Brow Lift procedures. Cold compresses are applied to the surgical areas for a 24 - 48 hour period. The vast majority of eyelid surgery is performed as an office-based procedure with oral sedation and local anesthesia, thus maximizing your safety and comfort. Eyelid surgery patients do not generally complain of pain after this procedure. Any discomfort is easily controlled with medication. Light exercise can generally be started two weeks after surgery.Be sure to view more before and after photos of actual patients at our before and after gallery page.