Consult with a Board Certified Surgeon For Your Blepharoplasty
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a surgery that removes excess skin from the eyelids. With age, eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess skin and fat can gather above and below your eyelids, which can cause sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids and bags under the eyes.
Aside from aging, severely sagging skin around the eyes can reduce side vision (peripheral vision), especially the upper and outer parts of the visual field. Blepharoplasty can reduce or get rid of these vision problems, and also make eyes look younger and more alert.
What can Blepharoplasty Treat?
- Baggy or droopy upper eyelids
- Excess skin of the upper eyelids that partially blocks peripheral vision
- Excess skin on the lower eyelids
- Bags under the eyes
Before scheduling blepharoplasty, you’ll meet with a plastic surgeon who specializes in eyelid procedures to discuss:
- Your medical history
- Your goals. A discussion of what you want from the surgery so your doctor can determine whether the procedure is right for you
Before your eyelid surgery, you’ll likely have an exam of the following:
- Complete eye exam
- Visual field testing. This checks for blind spots in the corners of the eyes (peripheral vision), and is needed to support an insurance claim.
- Eyelid photography. Photos from different angles help with planning the surgery, and documenting whether there’s a medical reason for it, which may also support an insurance claim.
Your surgeon will evaluate any excess skin or fat around your eyelid area, the position of your eyebrows and the muscles around your eyelids. If you decide to have eyelid surgery and your surgeon thinks that you are a good candidate, they’ll explain the technique that will be used, the facility where the procedure will be performed, and the risks and costs involved.
Be sure to ask any questions you may have, and express your concerns and expectations related to the surgery. Insurance coverage might depend on whether the surgery repairs a condition that harms vision. Surgery only to improve appearance probably won’t be covered by insurance.
During blepharoplasty, the surgeon cuts into the creases of the eyelids to trim sagging skin and muscle and remove excess fat. The surgeon rejoins the skin with tiny dissolving stitches.
Blepharoplasty can be done at the same time as another procedure, such as a brow lift, face-lift or skin resurfacing.
To keep you comfortable during your procedure, you will be given local or general anesthesia. The operation differs according to the details of the surgery, but generally, the surgeon will:
- make an incision (cut) in the skin fold across the eyelid, to treat sagging of the upper lid
- make an incision either just below the lashes or on the inside of the lower lid (a transconjunctival incision) to treat the lower eyelid
- remove excess skin; excess fat is repositioned or removed
- tighten underlying tissue (such as muscle) with sutures (stitches), if required
- attempt to hide all incisions within natural skin folds and creases
- close incisions with stitches, surgical tape or tissue glue
Many people find that blepharoplasty makes a real difference to their appearance, especially if they had very loose upper lid skin or large bags underneath their eyes. Your final results will show within several weeks, but it may take up to a year for incision lines to fully heal.
Sometimes a blepharoplasty is used in conjunction with another related procedure to improve the results. Some people with significant saggy eyebrows might opt for a brow lift. Others may even undergo a full facelift to address other cosmetic concerns at the same time. You might consider asking your surgeon if other procedures would help increase the effects of eyelid surgery.
Choosing the Best Eyelid Surgeon for Your Blepharoplasty
Surgeons who don’t specialize in cosmetic surgery may not recommend the right procedure for you which can lead to an eyelid revision surgery.
Depending on your age or extent of your aging, and what you hope to accomplish from the surgery, an experienced facial plastic surgeon in Los Angeles can determine the best option for you after a thorough exam and evaluation.
Our team of skilled plastic surgeons at Westside Face specialize in facial anatomy, and are experts when it comes to performing blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery, and eyebrow surgery.
We aim to give our patients a youthful appearance by removing excess skin, to get rid of visible signs of aging. Our team is reputable for having an eye for facial aesthetics, and we take pride in knowing that our patients can feel confident about themselves again because of our work.
To learn more about blepharoplasty surgery, contact Westside Face today at 310-846-8519 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Your Blepharoplasty Consultation with Westside Face
With upper eyelid surgery, you can finally bring your inner beauty back and take back control of your appearance.
If you’re considering eyelid surgery, our skilled double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Aynehchi, will discuss your aesthetic desires with you and build a personalized procedure plan to achieve them during an evaluation and consultation.
To get a better understanding of whether eyelid surgery serves and benefits you and your beauty needs, contact us at Westside Face to schedule a consultation by phone at 310-846-8519 or email at email@example.com.
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