What is Blepharoplasty?
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Blepharoplasty, also known as Eyelid Lift Surgery is a procedure that removes excess eyelid skin and sometimes fat to address droopy skin around the eye. As you age, the eyelids are more prone to stretching, especially as the muscles that support them weaken.
Blepharoplasty expert Dr. Catherine S. Chang performs these procedures to correct drooping eyelids, as well as to reduce bags under the eyes. For some patients, the procedure is less cosmetic and more functional. In some instances, addressing the eyelids also improves vision.
Eyelid surgery is a subtle yet effective way to take years off your face. Your results will look entirely natural, with incisions hidden in natural creases of the eyelid that make them unnoticeable.
Benefits of Eye Lift Surgery
Over the years, both the upper and lower eyelids can begin to look puffy and stretched. This is caused by fat herniation, which causes bags under the eyes along with sagging skin. Blepharoplasty can correct these issues while restoring a more bright-eyed and youthful appearance.
By removing sagging skin from the corners of the eyes, blepharoplasty can also make the eyes look bigger and brighter.
- Reduced fine lines – Lines near the corners of the eyes are naturally tightened
- A more youthful appearance – Droopy eyelids add years to the face. Eye lift surgery creates a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance
- Minimal scarring – Incisions are placed inside the eyelid, in the lash line, or in the crease of the upper eyelid
- Improved vision – Corrects droopy lids and excess skin that can impact vision
- Short recovery – Most patients are back to work in a week or less
What to Expect After Eyelid Lift Surgery
After eyelid surgery, you will experience mild discomfort around your eyes. Your eyes may feel tender and warm, and you may also experience blurred vision and temporary minor sight impairments during the first day after the procedure. This is more common with lower eyelid surgery.
These symptoms can last up to a week post-op. Cold compress can be used to decrease swelling. It’s also important to sleep with your head elevated while also limiting physical activity.
Avoid straining your eyes as much as possible. Activities such as reading, watching TV, or looking at any kind of screen can cause eye strain. You’ll also want to be mindful of rubbing your eyes, even when they itch, as this can affect the incisions and may cause further discomfort and swelling.
Initial swelling and bruising typically subsides after 1-2 weeks. You can expect to see final results in about 6 to 8 months.
Most patients return to work and normal daily activities after a week. However, you should refrain from strenuous exercise for at least three weeks. This provides plenty of time for swelling to go down while also allowing stitches to fully dissolve.
Am I A Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
There are many reasons to consider eyelid surgery. For example, patients who have loose skin on the upper or lower eyelids are generally great candidates.
You may also be a good candidate for blepharoplasty if:
- You have loose skin that folds and impacts the natural contour of the eye
- You have loose or sagging eyelids that impair vision
- You have fatty deposits that cause puffiness and bags
- You have droopiness of either the upper, lower, or both eyelids
The best way to determine if you’re a candidate for blepharoplasty is to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Catherine Chang.
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To schedule a consultation at our Beverly Hills, CA office, contact us at (310) 424-5330 to book your consultation today.