Eyelid Lift Beverly Hills | Blepharoplasty
The ageing process can cause unwanted changes in expression, causing us to look permanently fatigued and older than we really are. These changes in appearance can cause emotional distress and sometimes even visual impairment due to overhanging eyelids that can lead to other facial conditions. Kapoor understands your need for a younger, brighter, and healthier appearance through the elimination of excess skin and unwanted deep groves underneath the eyes. Operations of the eyes are designed to restore a more youthful appearance to the eyes whether it is the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Vishal Kapoor for natural and younger looking overall facial features. It is the surrounding skin, rather than the eyes themselves that conveys emotions and a wide array of expressions that most people see.
Blehpharoplasty | Eyelid Lift Beverly Hills
What are eyelid lift/ blepharoplasty?
Any operations involving the eyes are known as blepharoplasty or eyelid lift which is designed to eliminate the look of distress and fatigue. It involves the removal of loose hanging skin and fatty tissue from the upper or lower eyelids. This procedure will eliminate the “bags” leaving your eyes free of wrinkles and puffiness. This will rejuvenate the eyes, and improve your appearance. Eye lid surgery can help your vision problems as well relating to overhanging eyelids.
When to consider eyelid lift/ blehparoplasty?
You should consider an eyelid lift or blehpharoplasty when you have excess hanging skin obscuring the natural fold of the upper eyelids and folds over the eyelashes. In severe conditions, you may consider eyelid lift if you have deep groves under your eyes while your upper and lower eyelids appear puffy causing your eyes to look tired and aged. Some patients refer to eyelid surgery when their upper eye surface is too small or not smooth enough to apply makeup.
What to expect at your eyelid lift/ blehpharoplasty consultation?
It is a good idea to be fully prepared when coming in for a cosmetic plastic surgery consultation. Come prepared with items such as your complete medical history and past and present medical conditions. A previous photo of yourself at an earlier age is a great way to reference your discussion of your goals. You will be establishing a treatment plan with Dr. Kapoor to find out the perfect procedure for you. Included is the outcome of your treatment and financing options. You will be shared before and after photos of cases similar to yours. Dr. Kapoor will answer any questions you have so that you can feel at ease with the operation.
How to prepare for your eyelid lift/ blepharoplasty?
First off, to have a successful result, you will have to quit smoking for at least 6 weeks before undergoing the procedure to promote better healing. This is for any cosmetic plastic surgery operations. In advance of your procedure, avoid taking aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) and vitamins that can increase bleeding. Regardless of the type of procedures performed, hydration is very important. Appropriate hydration before and after the operation is critical for optimal results. Eyelid lift is performed on an outpatient basis so be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after the operation and to stay with you for the first night.
What are the eye lift/ blepharoplasty aftercare and recovery tips?
First couple of days – Treat the incisions with ointment to keep them lubricated and place compresses on the eyes to reduce swelling. Eye drops are encouraged to keep eyes from drying out. Minimize swelling and bruising by keeping your head elevated and sleeping with your head rose higher than your chest.
First week – Plan to relax, stay indoors and use cold compresses on your eyes on the day of surgery as well as the following week. Restrict strenuous activities in which you must move your head abruptly or that increase the blood pressure in your head such as bending over or lifting heavy objects.
First two weeks – You will feel well enough to resume normal activities around the tenth day of recovery. You may notice that your eyes tire easily therefore take frequent naps. Avoid straining your eyes with activities such as reading, watching television, wearing eye contacts, and using the computer. Wear dark sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun and wind once you are out and about.
How long will my eye lift/ blepharoplasty results last?
Eye lift or blepharoplasty results should be long-lasting. For the most part, the procedure is performed only once. However, as aging continues, your brows can droop or descend causing excess skin to reappear on the upper eye lid. The solution in that case is a brow lift, not a second upper blepharoplasty. Same goes for the lower blepharoplasty which is performed only once to remove eye bags and puffiness.
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Eyelid Lift / Blepharoplasty Options
- Upper Eyelids
- Lower Eyelids
Best procedure for those with droopy, overhanging eyelids that causes frequent blinking discomfort to their vision. Vast majority of patients opt for local anesthesia since it is faster. During the procedure, Dr. Kapoor will remove the excess skin using a scalpel, carbon dioxide laser, or radiofrequency cutting device. For those with bulging fat in the upper eyelid, the fat is then either sculpted away or repositioned. The wound is then closed with sutures, and the incisions are situated within the normal skin crease of the eyelid so that the incision scars is hidden and becomes invisible when healed. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is sometimes performed at the same time as minimal invasive brow lifting.
This procedure is often requested by patients who are fed up with their under eye bags and dark circles. For patients with excess skin causing wrinkles, the incision can be made in the skin just below the eyelash line. In patients where skin redundancy is not an issue and the only problem is having eyelid bags due to bulging orbital fat, the incision can be made along the inside of the lower eyelid. This is called the transconjunctival where the fat prolepses can be addressed resulting in suture less scar less surgery. All lower eyelid blepharoplasty performed will be individualized towards the patient. Dr. Kapoor will discuss with you a personalized treatment plan catering to your wishes and expectations. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is sometimes performed at the same time as minimal invasive brow lifting.
In extreme cases, drooping or saggy eyelids can actually hinder a person’s vision by blocking their field of view. In such cases, the excess skin and fat tissue can be removed and the remaining skin can be re-draped so that it both improves the patient’s appearance and their vision. If your vision is partially blocked as a result of excessively sagging eyelids, eyelid lift may be an option.