What is Blepharoplasty?
The eyes are an appealing part of the face that deserve to be seen; however, excess skin around the eyes can create an unflattering look. Our expert ophthalmologists perform blepharoplasty (also known as eyelid surgery) to remove excess skin and lift the upper or lower eyelid, creating a softer look. Many men and women receive eyelid surgery at Ophthalmology Associates of the Valley to eliminate saggy eyelids, leading to improved functionality and facial appearance. Upper and lower eyelid surgery creates a more awakened appearance and can produce natural yet striking improvements. If you want to rejuvenate your look by removing excess eye skin, contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our ophthalmologists in San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, CA.
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Eyelid surgery is a facial cosmetic enhancement and medical procedure that is performed on both men and women. During your initial appointment, we will discuss your treatment options based on your symptoms and concerns. In most cases, ideal candidates suffer from excess, sagging skin and folds above their eyes, or bloated skin just under the bottom eyelid. These conditions can cause functional problems that can hinder your ability to perform everyday activities. For a more awake facial appearance, blepharoplasty may be the appropriate treatment for you. If you have hanging skin that folds over on the upper eyelid or bulging bags under the eyes, blepharoplasty can correct this issue and provide you with a more youthful appearance.
Depending on the complexity of the blepharoplasty, we will use general anesthesia or IV sedation. We can complete this procedure on the top eyelid by itself, under or on the bottom eyelid, or a blend of both upper and lower.
Upper blepharoplasty decreases the loose skin that droops over the eye to produce a more awakened and appealing look. An incision is usually made along the lid crease to excise tissue and fat.
Lower blepharoplasty is performed to reduce puffy and bulging skin beneath the lower lid. In most cases, an incision is made below the lash line to surgically remove fatty tissue, and the skin is delicately lifted to produce a flatter, smoother look.
What to Expect
Eyelid surgery takes about two hours to complete and depends on if we treat one or both eyes. After this outpatient surgery, you should plan several days of rest and avoid strenuous activities. To ease with discomfort, you can use cold compresses, which will help reduce bruising and swelling. We may also ask you to sleep slightly elevated for the first few days. The results from eyelid surgery may last a decade or longer, but even though they are long-lasting, the aging process does not stop so you may require additional treatments in the future.
If you are having a hard time seeing due to excess skin on the upper eyelid, or you are frustrated by puffy bags underneath your eyes, then blepharoplasty at Ophthalmology Associates of the Valley in San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, CA may be the answer for you. This enhancement can help you look and feel younger and more alert while offering an excellent treatment option for your vision impairment concerns. We invite you to get in touch with one of our offices in Encino or West Hills to schedule a consultation.