Chances are that the first thing you notice about someone when you first meet is his or her eyes. The eyes are an important aspect of your appearance.
With time, our eyelids can sag and droop, resulting in an unwanted look that often makes us look older than we actually are. With the help of upper and lower blepharoplasty surgery performed by an expert cosmetic surgeon in Beverly Hills, La Peer Health Systems aims to aid patients seeking surgery for their eyelids.
Blepharoplasty can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids, either separately or simultaneously. Both upper and lower blepharoplasty surgeries are generally performed as outpatient procedures under local anesthesia or conscious sedation. After your initial consultation with our experienced eyelid surgeons, you’ll have a better idea of which surgery will be best for you.
Upper blepharoplasty aims to reduce the appearance of excess skin by removing fat through an incision made in the patients eyelid crease. If a patient is seeking upper blepharoplasty surgery for a sagging eyelid, the muscle responsible for raising the lid is tightened. Patients commonly have an upper blepharoplasty performed with lower blepharoplasty and a brow lift.
When a patient is experiencing lower eyelid bags or dark circles, they often seek the help of an oculoplastic surgeon and undergo lower blepharoplasty surgery. Most commonly, patients undergo a minimally invasive surgery in which fat in the lower eyelids is repositioned through an incision on the inner surface of the lower eyelid, resulting in a more youthful appearance and the reduction of under eye hollows.
When patients undergo lower blepharoplasty, they often combine the surgery with a chemical peel in order to smooth out and tighten any remaining loose skin in the area.
As a result of both types of blepharoplasty surgery, patients often experience some swelling or bruising in the days following surgery. Minor discomfort is also common, but generally clears up in a short period of time. It’s important to remember to follow the post-operative care as outlined by your Los Angeles plastic surgeon.
GOOD CANDIDATES FOR EYELID LIFTS
There are several reasons why patients choose to undergo lower and upper blepharoplasty. You may be a good candidate to undergo blepharoplasty if you experience some of the following:
- Vision Impairment
- Puffy Eyelids
- Tired Appearance
- Fine Lines & Wrinkles
- Under Eye Hollows
- Sagging or Droopy Eyelids
If you have questions about which surgery is best for you, feel free to contact La Peer to schedule an initial consultation with a surgeon.
OCULOPLASTIC SURGEONS & FACIAL PLASTIC SURGEONS
An oculoplastic surgeon is a specialist in surgeries relating to the eyes and orbit, as they complete additional fellowships and training to gain this unique title in the field of Ophthalmology. A facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon generally completes a residency in Head & Neck surgery before going on to specialize in plastic and cosmetic surgeries of the face.
When considering blepharoplasty surgery to correct saggy or droopy eyelids, try to remember to select a surgeon that can best suit your needs. Luckily, at La Peer Health Systems you don’t have to pick! Our oculoplastic surgeons and facial plastic surgeons are all extremely skilled in the performance of upper blepharoplasty and lower blepharoplasty. We aim to exceed our patients’ expectations by providing the best results possible!
CONTACT A BEVERLY HILLS SURGEON TODAY
The doctors of La Peer Health Systems are expertly trained individuals with extensive knowledge in performing various oculoplastic and reconstructive surgeries for our patients, including upper and lower blepharoplasty surgery. If you’d like more information on the various surgical options to treat your sagging or droopy eyelids, contact an experienced blepharoplasty surgeon in Beverly Hills today by calling (855) 360-9119.
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