Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a corrective procedure that can reduce dark circles or “bags” under the eyes, remove excess wrinkles, and provide a more youthful appearance to the eyes. Many patients come in for eyelid surgery to achieve a rejuvenated, more youthful look.
Why Choose Eyelid Surgery?
Your eyes are the most engaging feature of your face. Your eyes are revealing of your attention, emotions, and health. Puffiness, dark circles or droopy eyelids give the appearance of exhaustion and aging. Drooping eyelids can also add years to someone’s appearance, and for some, the excess skin can even obstruct the field of vision, which can be dangerous. Blepharoplasty can correct these issues.
Dark circles or bags under the eyes can have a huge impact on overall appearance, leaving many looking exhausted and dull. Eyelid surgery can offer a solution for brighter, less tired eyes, from a relatively quick and simple procedure.
Naturally as we age, we can experience excessive skin or wrinkles surrounding the eyelids making, us appear older than our years. Eyelid surgery can reverse the sign of aging and restore a youthful appearance once again.
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A tired appearance or puffiness can be due to inherited factors, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make positive improvements. Eyelid surgery can override genetics to give you the appearance you’ve always wanted.
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Eyelid surgery, also known as an eye lift or eyelid lift, generally takes about one to three hours and is performed at our own Inland Empire Facility. If additional cosmetic procedures are being performed, the eyelid surgery will take longer.
The surgical procedure begins with administration of anesthesia to ensure patient comfort. Tiny incisions are then made in the natural contours around the eyes; these incisions should not leave any visible post-surgical marks.
Dr. Wali will usually work on the upper eyelids first to remove any fatty tissue and tighten loose skin. This aspect, known as upper blepharoplasty or upper eyelid surgery, involves an incision in the natural crease at the top of the upper eyelid.
Lower eyelids are completed next to eliminate puffiness and reduce dark circles. Lower eyelid surgery, also called lower blepharoplasty, can be done in one of two ways. The incision can either be made right below the lash line ( transcutaneous incision) or within the eyelid (transconjunctival incision). The transconjunctival incision is better for situations where excess fat is the primary issue.
Newer techniques may also be performed, including Botox injections to firm fine lines and wrinkles. These injections relax contracted muscles in the region, allowing the skin to lie flat.
The recovery process after eyelid surgery varies from patient to patient and will be discussed during your consultation. Dr. Wali actively encourages the diligent following of instructions in order to ensure proper healing.
Temporary minor bruising and swelling will be present in the area. Dryness is common, and so prescribed ointment must be applied as directed. It will also be important to wear proper sunscreen and to wear sunglasses to protect from wind and pollutants. Time off from work will be necessary to rest and recover.
The details of your blepharoplasty procedure will determine its overall price. Factors that impact cost include total surgery time, techniques utilized, and type of anesthesia administered.