Blepharoplasty to Restore Your Youthful Appearance
Blepharoplasty is relatively short surgical procedure that rejuvenates the area around the eyes. Blepharoplasty helps to overcome signs of aging and bags. To achieve a more youthful appearance, blepharoplasty is often performed with other surgical procedures, such as face lifts and neck lifts.View transcript
The goal of blepharoplasty is to rejuvenate the eyes and the skin around the eyes. One of the most common complaints that I hear patients tell me is that they look tired or they feel like they're looking older. And usually the most common area that they're concerned about is the skin around the eyes. Blepharoplasty includes a number of different procedures to remove some excess skin or some excess fat, including some of the bulging of the fat pockets underneath the eyes that some people call the "bags" under their eyes. And sometimes we inject fat back in to certain locations to try to blend the area between the eye and the cheek, and look at the patient's whole face as a whole, and not just focus on the eyes. Blepharoplasty is a relatively short operation with a relatively quick recovery. Most people can be back at work within a week. The operation itself takes anywhere between 1 and 2 hours and it can sometimes be done under local anesthesia in the office, but it is often combined with a facelift or a brow lift in order to address the whole face. Consult for a blepharoplasty usually takes about 1 hour in my office, where we go over photographs of what you might expect after surgery. And all of my patients go for photographs before planning any surgery so that we can sit down together and talk about what is bothering them.