In recent statistics, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery revealed that blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery, is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgeries in the country. At our practice, we have also noticed that a growing number of men and women are interested in eye rejuvenation surgeries.
Upper eyelid surgery to the rescue!
The appearance of hooded eyelids can be specifically addressed by upper eyelid surgery. This type of procedure is best suited for individuals with significant amounts of loose, sagging skin in the upper eyelids.
Generally, a tiny incision following the natural contour of the upper eyelid and possibly extending to the outer edges will be made. The incision makes it possible for Dr. Elliott to remove or redrape excess skin. Fat may be repositioned or removed while underlying muscles may also be tightened. A standard upper eyelid surgery takes less than one hour to perform.
The majority of patients who undergo an upper eyelid surgery may also need a forehead/brow lift. This has to do with the proximity of the brows and the upper eyelids. A thorough physical assessment and a discussion of your cosmetic goals with Dr. Lavey will help figure out whether or not you need a brow lift with your blepharoplasty.
Healing following eyelid surgery varies from one patient to another. Some may have normal vision and significantly reduced swelling and bruising in a couple of weeks, while for others it may be a four to six months before they feel fully recovered.
A personal consultation with Dr. Lavey is your first step to figuring out if you’re an ideal candidate for eyelid surgery. Call 925.820.3633 to set up an appointment today!