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Blepharoplasty is eyelid surgery designed to reduce the appearance of sagging or drooping eyelids.
Sagging eyelids are a common yet often overlooked sign of aging. The skin of the eyelids is thin and fragile, making it especially prone to drooping over the years. But people don’t often realize that they feel they look aged or tired because of their eyelids — they blame forehead wrinkles, hollow cheeks or crow’s feet. Correcting drooping eyelids, though, can make a noticeable yet subtle difference in your appearance. Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic facial surgery procedure that can remedy drooping upper eyelids or heavy undereye bags, giving your eyes a more open and awakened look and restoring youthful energy to your face. Ask us about eyelid surgery in Atlanta.
Blepharoplasty is a safe and relatively quick procedure that can be suitable for a wide range of people. As with any surgery, the ideal candidate is in good health, a non-smoker and does not have preexisting conditions that would prevent them from healing properly. There are many facial surgeries and procedures that can improve the appearance of the face, so it can be difficult to know which one might be right for you. In many cases, clients choose to combine facial surgeries — like a facelift and a blepharoplasty — for best results. However, there are a few signs that an eyelid surgery might be your best option.
The upper eyelids are prone to sagging and drooping over time. If your eyelids have become noticeably wrinkled or creased, if the skin of your upper eyelid is drooping near or over your lash line or if your upper eyelids have become uneven, you are likely a good candidate for an upper blepharoplasty. This option can help give the eyes a more open and awake appearance, and can make using eye makeup easy and fun again.
The lower eyelids carry pockets of fat that, in a youthful face, help fill the undereye area for a refreshed appearance. As you age, these pockets of fat tend to settle and fall, creating heavy undereye bags that have the opposite effect. If you have puffy bags and dark circles, a lower blepharoplasty can help redistribute the fat to restore volume to the area and reduce the appearance of darkened blood vessels. Lower blepharoplasty can help your whole face look more energized, contributing to an overall youthful appearance.
If you have multiple eyelid concerns, a combined or full blepharoplasty in Atlanta easily addresses both the upper and lower eyelids for a complete restoration of the eye area. This option is common because many people find that aging affects both their upper and lower lids, rather than just one set.
It is also important to remember that the best way to know whether you are a candidate for eyelid surgery is to consult with a professional plastic surgeon. Their in-person evaluation will allow them to make a recommendation for the best procedure or procedures to meet your needs. The board-certified surgeons at Advanced Aesthetics are always ready to meet with you and keep your best interests in mind. Schedule your complimentary consultation with us today to find out more about eyelid surgery and whether it might be right for you.
A lower blepharoplasty tightens the skin of the lower eyelids and removes or adjusts the excess fat in your undereye bags. An upper blepharoplasty removes the unsightly drooping skin of your upper eyelids and removes protruding excess fat causing puffiness. Both procedures use tiny, precise incisions and sutures positioned in the natural folds of your eyelids, ensuring your safety during your surgery as well as scarring that won’t be visible after you heal.
If your consultation leads our doctors to recommend eyelid surgery, we will perform your procedure at our cutting-edge, state licensed and certified Surgi-Center. We typically use general anesthesia for eyelid procedures, although some patients choose to have just local anesthesia based on their comfort level, preference or health needs. In some cases an upper lid blepharoplasty can be done in the office so you don’t have to be put to sleep. Your procedure will take between one and three hours depending on your surgical plan. You will spend about 30–60 minutes in our recovery room before your discharge home.
The procedure causes minimal discomfort, but you should plan on taking a week away from work or daily activities to recuperate. You will be able to return to light, normal activities after this, and should be able to cover any remaining redness or bruising with makeup. You should avoid heavy exercise or activities that might affect your eye area for a few more weeks; your follow-up appointments with your surgeon will help you know where you are in your healing process. Our clients are usually back to normal and ready for post-op pictures in about 6 weeks.
Many of our patients choose to combine upper, lower or full blepharoplasties with other facial procedures like a facelift, brow lift, Botox or dermal fillers. If you are interested in improving signs of facial aging in areas other than your eyelids, this can be an easy way to save on surgery costs and time spent in recovery. If you are interested in this option, during your consultation you can ask your surgeon about combining your blepharoplasty with other procedures.
If you see bags under your eyelids or excess, drooping skin on your upper eyelids; if you are finding it more and more frustrating to apply eye makeup or if your eyelids always feel heavy or puffy, eyelid surgery in Atlanta might be right for you.
For eyelid surgery in the Atlanta, Georgia area, look no further than the expert surgical staff at Advanced Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Center. Our plastic surgeons offer years of experience performing eyelid surgeries and other facial surgical and non-surgical procedures. We are here to address all the facial signs of aging that are affecting you and your daily self-confidence. We want you to feel great about how you look, and we are dedicated to helping you achieve all of your aesthetic goals in a way that ensures your safety and satisfaction. Schedule your complimentary consultation today.