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.
What are the benefits?
A personalized eyelid lift in Los Angeles, CA at Ophthalmology Associates of the Valley yields both practical and cosmetic enhancements to your eyelids, with amazing benefits like:
- Expanding eyesight by improving line of vision
- Producing a more present, aware appearance
- Resulting in a more youthful, rejuvenated look
- Reducing sagging and/or drooping in the lower and upper eyelids
- Resolving bulging in the lower lids
- Improving the contour and appearance of the eyes
- Increasing comfort by eliminating rubbing of skin folds
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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.
Will I have scars from an eyelid lift?
Most people heal very well from eyelid surgery and typically do not have visible scars. However, every individual heals differently, and some people may have slight scarring around the incision sites. If you are concerned about potential scarring, be sure to discuss this with OAV prior to surgery. In most cases, any scars present will fade over time.
How long does blepharoplasty last?
The results of your blepharoplasty are long-lasting but will not prevent future signs of aging from affecting your appearance. Additionally, underlying fat deposits may redistribute themselves over time. Although rare, secondary eyelid surgery may be required to maintain optimal results. Our team will work with you to ensure that your results meet your expectations for as long as possible.
At what age should you get an eyelid lift?
The best age to get an eyelid lift is when you first start to see signs of aging around the eyes. This can vary from person to person, so it is important to speak with a qualified surgeon about your individual concerns. There is no “correct” age, and each patient’s situation should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis during a consultation in Los Angeles.
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.