Your face is the first thing that people notice about you. Unfortunately, it is also the first area of your body to become affected by sun damage, aging, and everyday stress. At our San Diego Plastic Surgery Practice, you can choose to undergo rhinoplasty, laser resurfacing, blepharoplasty, or a number of other facial plastic surgery procedures to rejuvenate your face or achieve the look you've always dreamed of.
Eyelid lift, also called blepharoplasty, removes excess fat and skin from the upper and lower eyelids. The result of this type of surgery is correction of drooping eyelids and reduction in the size of under-eye bags. If you live in San Diego and would like to learn more about blepharoplasty, continue reading or contact our San Diego Facial Plastic Surgery Facility to schedule a consultation with one of our San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon.
Patients with baggy eyelids are generally considered to be good candidates for blepharoplasty. The need for eyelid surgery becomes medical rather than purely cosmetic if sagging eyelids obscure vision.
Our San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeons also perform blepharoplasty for people with puffy bags or permanent dark circles under their eyes, caused by excess fat and skin in the area.
The incision for blepharoplasty is made along the upper eyelid's natural crease, thus minimizing the appearance of any scarring. If the lower eyelid is to be treated, the incision is made just below the lower eyelashes.
The facial plastic surgeon will remove any excess fat beneath the skin and, if necessary, tighten the muscles responsible for holding the eyelid in place. In most cases, blepharoplasty for both the upper and lower eyelids takes no longer than 90 minutes.
Because the skin around the eyelids is rather thin and sensitive, swelling and bruising are common. These effects of blepharoplasty tend to subside a week after surgery.
The majority of patients who come to our San Diego Facial Plastic Facility for blepharoplasty report that they are thrilled with the results. With smoother eyelids and reduction of under-eye bags, the entire face looks brighter, younger, and more alert.
If you think that time and the elements have taken their toll on the appearance of your face, contact our San Diego Facial Plastic Surgery Center. A blepharoplasty eyelid surgery may be able to take years or even decades from your appearance. Let our skilled surgeons craft a rejuvenation program that fits your unique needs.
Wendell Smoot, M.D.
John Smoot, M.D.
Reza Sadrian, M.D.
Carol Hollan, M.D.
9850 Genesee Ave. #300, #380
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone No: (858) 587-9850
Fax: (858) 622-2066
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