Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Droopy, puffy eyes and eyelids can result in a tired and aged appearance, and may make you look older than you really are. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, eliminates excess skin and fat around the eyelids, resulting in a more refreshed, youthful appearance. Eyelid surgery at The Aesthetic Surgery Centre can also improve vision that is impaired by sagging eyelids. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani is a board-certified plastic surgeon who can help you effectively rejuvenate your appearance.
"About a month after my surgery, I had gone to see my Facial Specialist and she was examining my whole face with magnifiers and could not tell I had my eyes done until I mentioned this to her. She commented on a job well done and how well the scars healed! I did see 2 other doctors before I chose Dr. Jon and I knew right away he was the right surgeon for me."- Orlando, Florida
Who Is a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, depending on your unique anatomic needs and cosmetic goals. Ideal candidates for this procedure will be in good overall health and be dissatisfied with the appearance of their eyelids and eye areas. Additionally, some eye conditions may require a different technique or treatment, so please share any medical issues you may have with Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani during the initial consultation. In many cases, the brow position can contribute to the appearance of excess skin in this area. If this is true for you, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani may recommend a brow lift in addition or as an alternative to eyelid surgery. Other modalities may also help enhance your results, and Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani will discuss all your options when you first meet. As with any procedure, the final decision for what to do will always be in your hands.
What Is the Procedure Like?
Your treatment plan will be fully customized to suit your individual needs and expressed goals. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani emphasizes a natural-looking outcome, and the incisions used will be placed in such a way as to be inconspicuous. For instance, upper eyelid surgery incisions typically will be located within the natural folds of the eyelid. In lower blepharoplasty, the incisions can be made along the lower lash line. Eyelid surgery usually takes about one to two hours to complete, although your experience and treatment plan may vary. Most procedures will be performed under general anesthesia; however, some patients may be able to have their operation completed using local anesthetic.
What Should I Expect During Recovery from Eyelid Surgery?
Our skilled medical team is dedicated to providing you with exceptional care from start to finish. After your surgery is complete, you should be able to return home, where we encourage you to relax and take some time off from regular activities. Most patients can return to work and other normal engagements after about one week, and Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani can provide you with more detailed information during your initial consultation. Bruising and swelling in the treated area is to be expected, and these effects should fade with time. Additionally, some discomfort is not uncommon, and we will prescribe medication to manage your pain.
The results of blepharoplasty are typically very long-lasting. While everyone’s rate of aging is different, you can often help extend the life of your outcome by taking good care of your skin, avoiding excess sun, and not smoking. Additionally, non-surgical treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers can help address fine lines and other cosmetic concerns affecting the eye area. These therapies can be used alone or in conjunction with an eyelid lift.
For more information about eyelid surgery, or to schedule a consultation, please contact The Aesthetic Surgery Centre.