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Blepharoplasty / Eyelid Surgery

Dr. Ashraf plays a crucial role in helping her patients rejuvenate their eyes to appear younger and energetic.
Blepharoplasty / Eyelid Surgery - Azra Ashraf

Get rid of the droopy eyelids and make your appearance even more appealing

Eyes are the window to the soul. As people age, their eyelids tend to stretch, and supporting muscles become weak, making them appear tired and sad. Natural aging results in accumulation of fat both above and below the eyelids, which causes droopy lids, sagging eyebrows, and dark circles. This makes the eyes appear tired and sad.

Dr. Azra Ashraf is a board-certified plastic surgeon. She offers both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments in Woodbridge, Alexandria & Fairfax VA and Rockville & Chevy Chase MD. Patients undergoing blepharoplasty not only gain youthful, beautiful eyes, but some benefit from improved vision as the excess skin can cause visual obstruction.

About Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty surgery aims to correct the deformities, defects, and the disfigurations of the eyelids. It repairs the sagging eyelids and also removes the excess fat, muscle, and skin.

In upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Ashraf creates an incision hidden in the eyelid crease to remove the fat or skin. After that, she uses a thin stitch to bring the skin together and creates an eyelid crease. The scar is imperceptible.

Lower eyelid surgery involves an incision on the inside of the eyelid (known as transconjunctival approach) or skin incisions directly below the lash line. The transconjunctival approach allows the surgeon to access the eyelid without any visible incisions.

Why It’s Done

Additional accumulation of excess skin on the upper eyelids makes them heavy. With time, as the eyelids begin to droop, the person may notice a change in the appearance, and in some cases, the ability to see also deteriorates. Through eyelid surgery, the additional skin from the eyes is removed so that the person gets a positive facial appearance along with an enhanced peripheral vision.

Dr. Azra Ashraf is a top plastic surgeon offering blepharoplasty/eyelid surgery in Woodbridge, Alexandria & Fairfax VA and Rockville & Chevy Chase MD. People looking for youthful, beautiful eyes can call us at 703-832-4000 / 301-232-3000 to schedule your meeting with Dr. Ashraf or book an appointment online.