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Eyelid Surgery

Your eyes play a large role in the way you express yourself to others. If your eyes are contributing to a tired or aged expression, you may be a candidate for eyelid surgery in Sacramento.

Eyelid surgery, which is also called blepharoplasty, helps restore a refreshed and vibrant appearance. Dr. Kenneth Toft uses his specialized training to rejuvenate the eyes without changing their shape.

Are you ready to learn how Dr. Toft can brighten the look of your eyes and face? Click below to speak to a member of our staff or to submit a consultation request online.

Why Choose Dr. Toft

Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Toft focuses his attention exclusively on the face. His years of experience help him create natural-looking results for eyelid surgery patients who come to him to:

- Smooth wrinkled skin along the upper and lower eyelids
- Eliminate bulges and bags
- Minimize under-eye circles called "tear troughs"

Dr. Toft works to maintain the natural shape of the eye so a person's individual facial appearance isn't disturbed.

Although he recommends only having the essential procedures needed to achieve your cosmetic goals, some patients may need complementary procedures for more comprehensive results. Dr. Toft often combines eyelid surgery with a browlift or facelift to achieve a more ideal rejuvenation.

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The Procedure

Dr. Toft will customize your procedure to meet your exact needs. He will address the upper and lower lids separately to create a smoother, younger look. Here's how it works:

Upper Eyelids: A very small incision is hidden in the natural skin crease to remove excess skin and fat. Dr. Toft uses a special subcuticular stitch that leaves no marks on the eyelid. When necessary, he will also perform ptosis repair and additional enhancements.

Lower Eyelids: Dr. Toft typically makes a small incision that is hidden under the lower lashes so that he can remove excess skin. He chooses the transconjunctival technique - which utilizes an incision inside the lower lid - to remove excess fat. Dr. Toft can combine these techniques with laser resurfacing to smooth wrinkled skin.

Dr. Toft performs blepharoplasty for Sacramento patients of all ages and ethnicities, taking extra care to maintain the unique character of each person's face.

Your Recovery

How long your eyelid surgery will take depends on the extent of your procedure. Dr. Toft uses minimally invasive techniques to ensure a smooth and comfortable recovery.

Most eyelid surgery patients only need pain medication for about a day following the procedure. Your energy should be back within 3 days of surgery, and you should be looking good after 1 week. Although each patient's skin and healing speed are different, bruising is usually completely gone within 2 weeks.

Projected Results

Results will become visible as the skin heals and the incision marks fade. Since this procedure is personalized to each patient's needs, results will vary. Dr. Toft will be able to give you specific details regarding the expected results during your consultation.

To view before-and-after photos, please visit our Photo Gallery. To protect patient privacy, only a sampling of photos are available online. You will be able to view many more during your in-person consultation.

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