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Eyelid Surgery

There are many instances when eyelid surgery may be requested. It serves three primary corrective functions which include reducing overall puffiness, enhancing the crease in the eyelid, or improving the appearance of hooded eyes by removing excess skin. Blepharoplasty can not be used to eliminate under eye circles, reduce crows feet, or reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Dr. Hiranaka offers eyelid surgery for patients in Kona desiring this corrective procedure. The surgery results in a more rejuvenated appearance with decreased puffiness and a more ideal contour in keeping with the patient’s desired outcome.

Prior To Surgery

Prior to eyelid surgery, the doctor will consult with you to discuss facts about the surgery as well as recommended preoperative and postoperative care. In addition, we will utilize photographs and digital imagery to project your post surgery appearance. This will give you an idea of what your eyes will look like once the procedure has been completed.

The doctor will explain all of your options in detail including your options for anestha. We also offer instructions to ensure your surgery goes smoothly such as refraining from Aspirin in order to prevent excessive bleeding. You will be provided with a prescription for antibiotics in order to reduce the potential for infection.


Recovering from eyelid surgery typically takes between one to two weeks. The eyes may temporarily demonstrate sensitivity to light and other stimuli. For the best results, eyeglasses can be worn during the healing process.