Looking into your blepharoplasty
Upper lid blepharoplasty and Lower lid blepharoplasty are different procedures. The goal of upper lid blepharoplasty is to improve the visibility of your upper eyelid. The goal of lower lid blepharoplasty is to improve the contour of the lower lid and blend the eyelid-cheek junction.
In some cases an upper lid blepharoplasty can be performed to improve a patient’s visual fields and is often covered by insurance in that circumstance. A visual field test is required by an optometrist or ophthalmologist before surgery.
A brow lift is a common procedure often performed in conjunction with a blepharoplasty for those patients that are candidates and are desiring an improved aesthetic to their brow. Other procedures that may be associated with a blepharoplasty include ptosis correction to correct a droopy upper eyelid or canthopexy/canthoplasty to help tighten the lower lid.
We give your eyes a younger aesthetic
Your blepharoplasty procedure can be accomplished several ways and we will discuss any risks during your consultation.
An upper lid blepharoplasty involves an incision on your upper eyelid and removal of excess tissue which includes skin, muscle, and sometimes a very small amount of fat. If eyelid ptosis is also being addressed, this can be performed through the same incision.
A lower lid blepharoplasty incision can be placed on the inside or outside of the eyelid. Both are well hidden and we will discuss which one we are planning to accomplish the best result. The procedure involves removing fat and small amount of skin to improve the contour of that region.
What to expect during your recovery
Immediately following the procedure you may experience dryness or a burning sensation. We recommend applying antibiotic ophthalmic ointment to help keep the eye moist and provide comfort. The sutures typically dissolve on their own, but if any require removal this is performed in 5-7 days. Swelling varies with each patient but usually subsides in 2-3 weeks. Patients should sleep with their head elevated to help minimize swelling.
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