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Rejuvenate Your Eyelids And Improve Visual Clarity

Blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that rejuvenates the appearance of the eyelids. It addresses various concerns, such as sagging skin, puffiness, and bags under the eyes, which can result from aging, genetics, or other factors. During the surgery, excess skin, muscle, and sometimes fat are removed or repositioned from the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both to achieve a more youthful and refreshed look.

The goal of blepharoplasty is not only to enhance aesthetics but also to improve vision in cases where sagging eyelid skin obstructs the visual field. By lifting drooping eyelids, blepharoplasty can alleviate symptoms such as difficulty keeping the eyes open, eyestrain, and fatigue. Whether you want to restore a more youthful appearance or improve peripheral vision, blepharoplasty rejuvenates your eyelids and enhances both appearance and visual clarity.

Blepharoplasty Treats:

  • Drooping or sagging upper eyelids
  • Excess skin or wrinkles on the upper eyelids
  • Puffiness or bags under the eyes
  • Folds or wrinkles in the lower eyelids
  • Impaired vision due to overhanging eyelid skin
  • Eyelid ptosis (drooping) causing functional issues
  • Fatigue or eyestrain caused by heavy eyelids
  • Facial asymmetry due to uneven eyelids

Types of Blepharoplasty:

Upper Blepharoplasty

Upper blepharoplasty focuses on rejuvenating the upper eyelids by removing excess skin, muscle, and sometimes fat. It is commonly sought to address drooping or sagging upper eyelids, which can obscure the natural eyelid crease, impair vision, and contribute to a tired or aged appearance. Upper blepharoplasty typically involves an incision along the natural crease of the eyelid, through which the surgeon removes or repositions tissue to create a smoother, more youthful contour.

Lower Blepharoplasty

Lower blepharoplasty targets the area beneath the eyes to address concerns like puffiness, under-eye bags, wrinkles, and excess skin. Depending on the specific issues being addressed, this can involve different techniques, including fat removal, repositioning, or redistribution, as well as tightening of the lower eyelid skin. Through carefully placed incisions, often made either inside the lower eyelid (transconjunctival approach) or below the lash line (subciliary approach), the surgeon can sculpt and rejuvenate the lower eyelids.

Ideal Candidates For Blepharoplasty:

  • Individuals with drooping or sagging eyelids that obstruct vision
  • Those with excess skin, muscle, or fat around the eyelids causing puffiness or bags
  • Patients seeking to improve the appearance of tired or aged eyes
  • Non-smokers or those willing to quit before and after surgery
  • Those with realistic expectations and good overall health
  • Those having difficulty keeping their eyes open or experiencing eyestrain
  • Those bothered by asymmetry or unevenness in the eyelids
  • Patients with a positive attitude and commitment to following post-operative care instructions

Determining Your Candidacy

Our surgeons at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Associates will determine your candidacy after a comprehensive evaluation. During this assessment, they will review your medical history, assess your eyelid anatomy, discuss your aesthetic goals, and evaluate your overall health. This evaluation may also include tests to assess your vision and eye health to ensure that blepharoplasty is the right option for you.

Blepharoplasty FAQs

Is blepharoplasty performed under local or general anesthesia?

Blepharoplasty can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the procedure and patient preference. During the pre-operative consultation, your surgeon will discuss the anesthesia options and determine the most suitable choice based on your medical history, the complexity of the surgery, and your comfort level.

Is blepharoplasty a painful procedure?

Most patients experience minimal discomfort during and after blepharoplasty. Local anesthesia is administered during the procedure to numb the area, and pain medication is prescribed to manage any discomfort during the recovery period. Some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort are common but can be alleviated with cold compresses and pain medications.

What is the recovery process like after blepharoplasty?

The recovery process after blepharoplasty varies from patient to patient but generally involves swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort around the eyes for the first few days. During this period, patients are advised to apply cold compresses, keep their head elevated, and avoid strenuous activities. Most patients can resume normal activities within 1-2 weeks, although full recovery may take several weeks to months.

Are there any risks or complications associated with blepharoplasty?

As with any surgical procedure, blepharoplasty carries some risks and potential complications, including infection, bleeding, scarring, asymmetry, dry eyes, temporary or permanent changes in eyelid sensation, and dissatisfaction with the aesthetic outcome. However, these risks can be minimized by choosing qualified and experienced surgeons, such as the cosmetic surgeons at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Associates, following pre-operative and post-operative instructions diligently, and attending all follow-up appointments.

Schedule Your Consultation

Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Associates is the premier dermatology and skin care clinic in the Mid-South, certified by the American Board of Dermatology. With a commitment to meeting (and exceeding) your expectations, our experienced surgeons offer personalized consultations for blepharoplasty. During your appointment, we thoroughly assess your needs and discuss the best approach to achieve your aesthetic goals. Rejuvenate your appearance and improve your confidence by scheduling a consultation for blepharoplasty today.

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