What Is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that is designed to enhance the appearance of the eyelids. It can be completed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both.
In addition, blepharoplasty allows an individual to treat many problems, including:
- Bags that form under the eyes
- Drooping lower eyelids
- Fine wrinkles and excess skin around the lower eyelids
- Excess fat deposits in the eyelids
- Loose or sagging skin that can impair an individual’s vision
Several types of eyelid surgery are available, including:
- Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty: Involves the removal of excess skin, muscle folds and fatty bags.
- Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty: Ensures an individual can eliminate puffiness of the lower eyelids that occurs due to an accumulation of fluid within the skin.
- Revision Blepharoplasty: Corrects the results of a previous eyelid surgery and can deliver both cosmetic and functional benefits.
Dr. Azizzadeh understands the ins and outs of blepharoplasty. He will collaborate with a patient, learn about his or her blepharoplasty needs and ensure this individual receives comprehensive support throughout an eyelid surgery.
Is a Non-Surgical Eyelid Procedure Available?
A non-surgical eyelid lift is available that addresses volume loss in and around the eyes that otherwise may cause a person to appear older than his or her actual age.
During a non-surgical eyelid lift, injectables are used to minimize hollowness of the lower eyes and laxity of the upper eyelids. The most common injectables utilized as part of the procedure include:
- Restylane: Offers an injectable dermal filler that consists of hyaluronic acid.
- Juvederm: Provides a smooth gel that can be injected into the skin quickly and easily.
- Fat Grafting: Delivers an ideal option for individuals who are dealing with significant eyelid hollowness and sagging.
Temple rejuvenation also is available to help give a person’s eyes a more youthful appearance. It involves the use of hyaluronic acids such as juvederm or Sculptra, a collagen stimulator, to fill in the hollowness of the temple region and lift the brow. As a result, temple rejuvenation may help a person slow down the aging process.
Dr. Azizzadeh remains a leading provider of non-surgical blepharoplasty in Los Angeles. During an initial consultation, he will outline all of the blepharoplasty treatment options that are available.
What Should You Expect During Blepharoplasty Recovery?
The blepharoplasty recovery period usually requires about 10 days. However, it may take several months for post-surgery scars and swelling to dissipate.
After a blepharoplasty, an individual may have small stitches around the eyes, and this person’s vision could remain blurry for a few days. An individual may have his or her eyes wrapped in a bandage following surgery as well.
In the first few days after treatment, an individual may require a cool compress for the eyes. Furthermore, an individual should not drive for several days after surgery.
How Long Does It Take to Heal from a Blepharoplasty?
It generally takes at least a few weeks to recover from a blepharoplasty procedure. An eyelid lift patient may need to refrain from strenuous activities for up to four weeks after treatment. Meanwhile, a patient’s eyes may tire more quickly during the first few weeks following blepharoplasty surgery.
Once the results of blepharoplasty surgery become visible, they should remain intact for an extended period of time. However, as a person gets older, a person’s brow may descend, and excess skin may start to appear on his or her upper eyelids.
Does a Blepharoplasty Leave Scars?
An eyelid lift sometimes leaves scars. Fortunately, Dr. Azizzadeh does everything possible to minimize the appearance of scars after blepharoplasty surgery.
Oftentimes, blepharoplasty scars are hidden within the natural eyelid creases. This ensures any post-blepharoplasty scars are virtually invisible.
Dr. Azizzadeh also prioritizes patient care and safety during blepharoplasty procedures. He strives to minimize scarring, and to accomplish his goal, works diligently to perform an eyelid lift. His in-depth approach to eyelid lift surgery limits risk, as well as helps each patient accomplish his or her treatment goals.
Comprehensive Blepharoplasty Consultation Process
The decision to undergo an eyelid lift is significant, and weighing the pros and cons of blepharoplasty surgery is sometimes difficult. With support from an expert facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon like Dr. Azizzadeh, an individual can determine if a blepharoplasty matches his or her expectations.
Dr. Azizzadeh evaluates a patient as part of a comprehensive blepharoplasty consultation process. He also learns about a patient’s eyelid lift treatment goals and identifies any surgery risk factors.
Ultimately, if an eyelid lift is too risky for a patient, Dr. Azizzadeh won’t recommend surgery. He instead offers alternative treatments to help an individual achieve his or her desired results.
On the other hand, if a patient qualifies for an eyelid lift, Dr. Azizzadeh creates a custom treatment program for him or her. This program is designed to help a patient to achieve the best-possible eyelid lift results, as quickly as possible.
Asian Blepharoplasty: What You Need to Know
Asian blepharoplasty, also referred to as Asian eyelid surgery, involves the creation of a double eyelid fold – a common facial feature in Asian cultures. During an Asian blepharoplasty procedure, a surgeon sutures the eyelid or makes a small incision in the eyelid’s natural crease. A typical Asian blepharoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. It may also be performed in combination with other facial rejuvenation procedures.
The recovery time following an Asian blepharoplasty procedure is usually minimal. Most Asian eyelid surgery patients can return to work, school or other everyday activities within about two days of treatment. Asian blepharoplasty patients may experience swelling in the initial days after surgery. Also, most Asian blepharoplasty patients fully recover within about two weeks of treatment.
Are You a Good Candidate for Asian Blepharoplasty Surgery?
Asian blepharoplasty surgery is intended to help Asian patients maintain their ethnic identity. The Asian upper eyelid crease runs close to the eyelashes and gets larger as it approaches the midpoint of the pupil; at this point, the crease runs parallel to the eye. Comparatively, a non-Asian upper eyelid crease runs parallel to the lid margin. It is typically larger than the Asian eyelid crease, too.
For Asian patients who are considering blepharoplasty surgery, Dr. Azizzadeh can help. Dr. Azizzadeh requests a full patient evaluation before he performs an Asian blepharoplasty procedure. The consultation allows Dr. Azizzadeh to examine a patient’s facial features and determine if he or she is a good candidate for Asian blepharoplasty surgery. It also enables a patient to learn about all aspects of Asian blepharoplasty surgery and determine if the procedure matches his or her expectations.
Ultimately, Dr. Azizzadeh wants to help each of his patients achieve a balanced, natural-looking facial appearance. Dr. Azizzadeh is happy to perform Asian blepharoplasty surgery if he believes the procedure can help a patient accomplish this goal without putting his or her health at risk. Furthermore, Dr. Azizzadeh explains what a patient should expect throughout Asian blepharoplasty. This ensures a patient can prepare for an Asian blepharoplasty treatment.
Schedule a Blepharoplasty Consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh Today
To find out more about the benefits of blepharoplasty, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh at the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery today.