Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess skin and fat tissues from the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. This procedure reverses the signs of aging from the regions around your eyes, making your eyes look more alert and awake. It can smoothen your facial appearance and make you look younger. Brand Surgical Institute uses cutting-edge surgical techniques to perform blepharoplasty without leaving obvious signs of cosmetic work.
Types of eyelid surgery/ blepharoplasty:
As you grow older, your upper eyelids may feel “heavy.” This can be caused by excess upper eyelid skin. During an upper blepharoplasty, the surgeon makes a small incision on the upper eyelids to remove excess skin tissues and fat deposits. If you have drooping eyelids, an upper eyelid can correct the issue, making your eyes look more alert.
Also known as an eyelid lift, upper blepharoplasty is distinct from a brow lift, which elevates the eyebrow. In some cases, the upper blepharoplasty and brow lift procedures may be done together. Reasons for an upper blepharoplasty may be purely cosmetic (to reduce the appearance of aging), functional (to reduce obstruction of vision by overhanging skin), or both.
Lower blepharoplasty, also referred to as lower eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure designed to target and resolve underlying anatomical issues responsible for signs of aging in and around the lower lids, ultimately creating a more youthful and refreshed appearance. This procedure can reduce under-eye puffiness and dark circles, making your eyes look youthful.
As you grow older, fat deposits accumulate in the lower eyelids, making your features look puffy. You may also develop dark circles and deep tear troughs under the eyes, which can make you look tired. Lower blepharoplasty removes excess skin tissues and fat deposits from the lower eyelids via a small incision, thus reversing the signs of aging.
How blepharoplasty elevates your facial contours:
- Reduce puffiness around the eyes
- Reduce drooping eyelids
- Reduce under-eye bags
- Remove displaced fat pockets
- Correct dark circles under the eyes
- Remove excess tissues around the eyes
- Smoothen facial wrinkles
- Reduce crepey skin
You are the ideal candidate for blepharoplasty if:
- You have drooping eyelids
- You have excess fat deposits in or around your eyelids
- You want to make your eyes look more alert and youthful
- You are in generally good physical health
- You have realistic expectations from the procedure
- You are a nonsmoker or willing to stop smoking before and after the procedure
What is recovery like after blepharoplasty?
Patients usually have mild bruising or swelling around the eyes for about 10 to 14 days. Some surgeons may recommend avoiding makeup for 2 to 3 weeks. Glasses may be worn immediately, but patients may be instructed to avoid contact lenses for a few weeks, depending on surgeons’ preferences. After 2 weeks, you may resume full activity. Please follow the surgeon’s aftercare guidelines to ensure optimal recovery.
Schedule a consultation for blepharoplasty
Brand Surgical Institute is a state-of-the-art multi-specialty outpatient surgical facility led by highly-skilled cosmetic surgeons. Our surgeons specialize in the latest and safest surgical techniques to elevate your facial contours without leaving a trace of cosmetic work. When performing blepharoplasty, we place incisions within the creases of the eyelids to ensure they aren’t visible, so you don’t have to worry about scarring. Please schedule an appointment to explore your blepharoplasty options in Glendale, CA.