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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

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Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a transformative procedure for those seeking to rejuvenate their appearance and improve vision. Droopy and puffy eyelids contribute to a tired and aged look and can also impair vision. Facial plastic surgeon Dr. DeVictor offers upper and lower blepharoplasty to help revitalize your eyelids and overall well-being.

Rejuvenate & Revitalize the Eyelids

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure to enhance the aesthetic and functional aspects of the eyelids. This versatile surgery can address concerns with both the upper and lower eyelids. For the upper eyelids, blepharoplasty can correct issues like sagging skin, excess fatty deposits, and drooping, contributing to a tired and aged appearance. It may also alleviate ptosis, a condition that hinders vision due to upper eyelid drooping.

Dr. DeVictor makes discreet incisions along the natural creases of the eyelids to minimize scarring. He removes excess skin, fat, and muscles and repositions them to achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated look. In some cases, a brow lift may complement blepharoplasty to improve the overall appearance of the eyebrows and eyelids.

Eyelid Surgery Corrects:

  • Sagging upper eyelids
  • Puffy or baggy upper and lower eyelids
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Excess skin on the upper eyelids
  • Fatty deposits around the eyes
  • Ptosis (droopy eyelids, which can cause vision obstruction)

The Techniques Used For Eyelid Surgery

Upper Blepharoplasty
Upper blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure to address concerns related to the upper eyelids. During this surgery, incisions are strategically made along the natural creases of the upper eyelids, allowing the surgeon to remove excess skin, fat, and muscle tissues. This procedure effectively corrects issues like sagging skin, drooping eyelids, and fatty deposits. Upper blepharoplasty can enhance both aesthetics and vision when ptosis is a concern.

Lower Blepharoplasty
Lower blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure to target concerns related to the lower eyelids. During this surgery, carefully placed incisions are made beneath the lower lash line or inside the lower eyelid, allowing the surgeon to address issues like puffiness, under-eye bags, excess skin, and fatty deposits. By removing or repositioning tissues as needed, lower blepharoplasty can significantly improve the overall appearance of the lower eyelids.

Benefits of Blepharoplasty:

  • Enhanced aesthetic appearance of the eyelids
  • Reduction of sagging and drooping eyelids
  • Improved overall facial rejuvenation
  • Long-lasting results
  • Minimal scarring due to discreet incisions
  • Increased self-confidence and self-esteem

Recovery After Eyelid Surgery

After your upper and lower eyelid surgery, your surgeon will apply healing ointment to minimize discomfort and irritation. You may have iced gauze placed over your eyes for the first few hours or days to reduce swelling and promote healing. To aid your recovery, your surgeon will prescribe topical and oral medications to prevent infection and alleviate discomfort.

In the weeks following the surgery, it’s essential to follow your surgeon’s instructions diligently. Protect your eyes from sun exposure as they heal. It’s advisable to avoid strenuous activities like exercise and heavy lifting until your surgeon gives the green light. While initial healing takes a few weeks, the surgical site will continue to improve over three to six months.

Before & After

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) FAQs

What is blepharoplasty, and who is a good candidate for it?

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that involves the removal or repositioning of excess skin, fat, and muscle around the eyelids to improve their appearance and function. Good candidates for this surgery are typically individuals who have:

  • Sagging or drooping upper eyelids
  • Puffy bags under the eyes
  • Excess skin on the upper or lower eyelids
  • Fatty deposits around the eyes
  • Ptosis (eyelid drooping) that affects vision
  • Realistic expectations about the results

Your suitability for blepharoplasty will be determined during a consultation with Dr. DeVictor, who will assess your individual needs and medical history.

What can I expect during the blepharoplasty procedure?

During the procedure, Dr. DeVictor will make discreet incisions along the natural creases of the eyelids. These incisions allow him to access the underlying tissues and remove or reposition excess skin, fat, and muscle as necessary. The incisions are carefully closed with sutures. Depending on your case, the surgery may involve the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both.

Is blepharoplasty a painful procedure?

Most patients report only mild discomfort rather than significant pain after blepharoplasty. Your surgeon will prescribe pain medication or recommend over-the-counter pain relievers to manage discomfort during the initial recovery period. Swelling, bruising, and temporary blurred vision are common side effects but should subside over time.

Will there be visible scars after eyelid surgery?

Scarring is a concern for many patients, but experienced surgeons like Dr. DeVictor take great care to make incisions along the natural eyelid creases, ensuring that any resulting scars are discreet and easily concealed. Over time, these scars fade and become almost invisible.

Are the results of blepharoplasty permanent?

The results of eyelid surgery can be long-lasting, but they are not entirely permanent. The aging process continues, and factors like sun exposure, genetics, and lifestyle choices can influence the longevity of your results. However, most patients enjoy the benefits for many years.

Are there any risks or complications associated with eyelid surgery?

As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications associated with blepharoplasty. These can include infection, bleeding, scarring, asymmetry, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. It’s crucial to choose a skilled and experienced surgeon like Dr. DeVictor to minimize these risks and ensure a successful outcome.

Can I combine eyelid surgery with other procedures?

Yes, eyelid surgery can be combined with other cosmetic procedures for facial enhancement. A common combination is a blepharoplasty and a brow lift, as they address concerns around the eyes and the eyebrows, helping you achieve a rejuvenated upper facial region.

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