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Eyelid Procedures (Blepharoplasty)

Eyelid procedures, also known as blepharoplasty, can improve the appearance of eyelids. Conditions of the eyelids include excess skin that obscures the natural fold of the upper eyelids, loose skin hanging down from the upper eyelids, a puffy appearance to the upper and lower eyelids, excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelids, bags and dark circles under the eyes; and lower eyelid droopiness.

There are two main types of blepharoplasty: upper and lower blepharoplasty. Upper blepharoplasty rejuvenates the upper eyelids, while lower blepharoplasty addresses the lower lids. When a patient is getting both procedures performed during the same surgical session, upper blepharoplasty is typically performed first.

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Consultations Before Eyelid Procedures

Patients with underlying issues such as excessive alcohol and tobacco consumption should tell their doctor about these issues during their consultation. It is highly necessary to disclose all your medical information to your doctor; failing to do this can lead to severe complications.

Before eyelid surgery, the patient will need to have a consultation with a plastic surgeon. As part of this consultation, the plastic surgeon will tell the patient about the details of the procedure, including preparation and the healing process. The patient will discuss their aesthetic goals with the surgeon so that the surgeon can recommend the best way to accomplish these goals.

Details of the Blepharoplasty Procedure

At the start of eyelid surgery, anesthesia is administered. This ensures that the patient does not feel any pain or discomfort during the surgery.

Once the anesthesia has taken effect, very small incisions are carefully created to allow the surgeon access to the underlying tissues. For upper blepharoplasty, the incision is made in the natural line crease at the top of the eyelid.

For lower blepharoplasty, two potential techniques can be used. The transcutaneous technique involves an incision made just below the lash line. The transconjunctival technique involves an incision made on the inside of the eyelid. The transconjunctival technique is better for completely hiding any post-surgical marks, but it can only be used to address fat in puffy lower lids.

After incisions have been made, drooping skin and muscle tissue are tightened. Tissue may be removed if required. Excess bulging fat can be removed or repositioned according to the patient’s needs and anatomy.

Finally, the incisions are closed using sutures. In most cases, the sutures will need to be removed within one week during a post-operative appointment.

What is the Cost of a Blepharoplasty?

Pricing for Blepharoplasty includes doctor fees, hospital fees, and anesthesia.
• Blepharoplasty: $4165-$5445
*Prices may vary based on the specific needs of the patient and scope of the procedure

Post-Operative Care

Recovery after eyelid procedures involves a minor degree of swelling and bruising in the surgical region; this is a natural result of tissue removal. Cold compresses can generally reduce swelling, and both bruising and swelling will resolve naturally in time.

Keep your head elevated during blepharoplasty healing. Eye drops or ointment are generally prescribed to alleviate dry eyes.

Some time off from work will be required, usually around ten days. All physically taxing activities should be avoided for about three weeks, including exercise routines and sports. Additionally, keep your eyelids protected from wind and heavy sun exposure whenever you are outside.

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Eyelid procedures can revitalize your eyes and provide you with a younger-looking appearance. To find out more about blepharoplasty, contact Associates in Plastic Surgery and set up your consultation.

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