Blepharoplasty

Your eyes may be one of the first places on your face where you start to notice the signs of aging creeping in. Tissue and tiny pockets of fat can accumulate on the upper and lower lids, making them look puffy and tired. Skin laxity can also develop, which makes lids droop and sag. In some cases, you may even see changes to your line of vision as a result of upper lid droopiness.

The good news is that blepharoplasty (or eyelid surgery) can address all of these issues, refreshing your face and creating a more youthful appearance. Dr. Saad offers several blepharoplasty techniques so that he can tailor your surgery to the results you want. He will also evaluate your brow, eyelids and facial structure at your initial consultation to determine whether eyelid surgery alone will produce your desired outcome, or if a combination of procedures may better meet your needs.

Your eyes may be one of the first places on your face where you start to notice the signs of aging creeping in. Tissue and tiny pockets of fat can accumulate on the upper and lower lids, making them look puffy and tired. Skin laxity can also develop, which makes lids droop and sag. In some cases, you may even see changes to your line of vision as a result of upper lid droopiness.

The good news is that blepharoplasty (or eyelid surgery) can address all of these issues, refreshing your face and creating a more youthful appearance. Dr. Saad offers several blepharoplasty techniques so that he can tailor your surgery to the results you want. He will also evaluate your brow, eyelids and facial structure at your initial consultation to determine whether eyelid surgery alone will produce your desired outcome, or if a combination of procedures may better meet your needs.

Are You a Candidate?

Eyelid surgery may be the right option for you if you are in reasonably good health and your symptoms of aging are centered on the eyes. Specific concerns addressed by blepharoplasty include:

  • Loose skin, causing drooping of the upper lids
  • Upper lid sagging that interferes with your vision range
  • Creasing in the upper lid that makes it difficult to apply makeup
  • Small pockets of fat, giving the eyes a puffy appearance
  • Sagging beneath the eye that may expose the white of the eye under the iris
  • Bags or deep grooves underneath the eyes

Dr. Saad will carefully evaluate your individual situation and address your concerns to decide whether eyelid surgery will provide you with the rejuvenation you are seeking.

Before Blepharoplasty

Your initial consultation will consist of a discussion of your issues and the aesthetic goals you are hoping to achieve. Dr. Saad will assess your current health and medical history to ensure that eyelid surgery will be both safe and successful for you. He welcomes all of your questions and concerns as you come to a decision about which procedure will achieve your desired results. His purpose is to guarantee that you leave your first appointment feeling both confident in your choice of procedure, and comfortable with your upcoming surgery.

Blepharoplasty Options

There are three ways Dr. Saad can perform your blepharoplasty procedure:

Upper Eyelid Surgery

This surgery focuses on smoothing the upper lid, removing sagging, and creating a refreshed upper eye contour. Dr. Saad makes an incision within the natural lid crease to minimize visible scarring after the procedure. This incision allows him to remove extra fat, tissue, and skin, and tighten the muscle responsible for raising the lid if necessary.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower eyelid surgery centers on the area underneath the eye, removing redundant skin and fat to eliminate puffiness and deep creases. Incisions for this procedure can either be made inside the lid or along the lash line on the outside. Either way, Dr. Saad will utilize techniques to make scarring after surgery nearly invisible.

Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery

While either of these surgeries can be performed alone, it is more common for Dr. Saad to do both procedures simultaneously. This allows for more dramatic results in a single operation and recovery period. The amount of discomfort and healing time is not significantly increased by doing both procedures at once, but the results are profound.

About Your Surgery

Dr. Saad usually performs blepharoplasty using general anesthesia, although local anesthesia with sedation may be appropriate for some patients. Eyelid surgery typically takes a couple of hours to complete, and after some time in recovery, you will be able to return home the same day as your procedure. It is important to have someone with you during the first 24-48 hours to ensure you can properly rest and recuperate.

The Recovery Process

There is some bruising and swelling after blepharoplasty, but Dr. Saad will give you a prescription for oral pain medication and instructions for using ice packs to keep you comfortable for the first few days. It is also important to sleep with your head elevated for a number of nights to reduce the risk of swelling. Eye drops will be provided to keep your eyes from drying out during the healing process.

Most patients find that recovery from blepharoplasty is more tolerable than they expected, as far as their post-operative pain. You will likely be able to return to your regular activities within two weeks after your procedure, with minimal bruising and swelling apparent by that time. Results of eyelid surgery can last for many years. Over time, the aging process may start to take its toll once again, but there are other procedures you can consider to maintain your youthful look.

If your eyes are making you look more tired and older than you feel, blepharoplasty may be the right option for you. Schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Saad today.

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