what is blepharoplasty?
The eyes are an attractive component of the face that deserves to be visible; however, an excess of skin above or under the eyes can produce an unflattering look. Our seasoned cosmetic team uses blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, to lift and tighten the upper or lower eyelid to create a more youthful look. So many men and women undergo eyelid surgery at Plastic Surgery Vegas to reduce puffy bulges, leading to improved functionality and aesthetic. Whether upper or lower, eyelid surgery creates a fresh, youthful appearance and can produce natural yet striking improvements. If you are interested in refreshing your eyes with blepharoplasty, contact us to schedule a consultation at our office in Las Vegas, NV.
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"Dr. Silver did an amazing job on my eyes. I had upper and lower lids done, and I am so happy with my results. I look 10yrs younger. Dr. Silver and Stacie have a wonderful bedside manner they make you feel very comfortable and are very kind. Dr. Silver is a perfectionist and that is what you want in a Doctor."- L.F. / Google / Aug 15, 2018
"It's such an important decision deciding which Doctor to choose when your face needs a little "nip and tuck" and I cannot recommend Dr. Anson highly enough. I am thrilled with my neck lift and tightening of my jawline, it has taken YEARS off me and at 71 that's very important to me! Faces and eyes are her specialty and she is incredible at what she does. Look no further for a plastic surgeon you can trust, Dr Anson is awesome, I'm so glad she's younger than I am so that I can have her do her"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Mar 25, 2017
Upper or lower blepharoplasty is a facial cosmetic enhancement that is sought out by both men and women. At your first visit, treatment alternatives will be provided by our team based on your areas of concern that need to be corrected. Most often, ideal candidates have excess, hanging skin and folds on the upper eyelid, or bloated skin below the bottom eyelid. These conditions can cause functional problems that can get in the way of normal, everyday life. For a more awake appearance, blepharoplasty may be the right procedure for you. If you have excess, hanging skin on the upper eyelid, or bulging bags under the eyes, blepharoplasty can treat this to provide you with a softer appearance.
Types of blepharoplasties
Depending on the type and complex nature of the eyelid surgery, some form of anesthesia will be used. This surgery may be done on the top eyelid by itself, on the bottom eyelid, or a blend of both eyelids.
Upper blepharoplasty assists in decreasing the excess skin that impairs vision to produce a more flattering look. The incision point is often placed along the natural crease to remove loose skin and fatty tissue.
Eyelid correction on the lower lid is performed to improve bulging, bloated skin under the lower eyelid. The incision is placed just under the lash line to allow access to remove fatty tissue, and the skin is subtly lifted to produce a smoother look. Sometimes, a nonsurgical laser treatment can be applied to help with discoloration while injectable fillers can be used for additional smoothness and softening if necessary.
What to Expect
Eyelid surgery can last up to two hours, considering whether one or both eyes are treated. After surgery, you should plan a few days to rest and avoid strenuous activities. Ice packs can help reduce bruising and swelling. The results from blepharoplasty may last a decade or longer, but while they are lasting, aging does not stop. To continue to enhance your surgical outcomes, nonsurgical treatments at Plastic Surgery Vegas, such as fillers, peels, and lasers, can be added to create a youthful-looking appearance.
What are some other benefits of an eyelid lift?
Eyelid surgery not only helps to rejuvenate your appearance, but it can also improve other aspects of your life. You may find your vision field is greater when excess skin from your upper eyelid is removed. It can also be easier to apply eye shadow and other makeup when your upper lid is smooth. Eliminating fine lines, paper-thin skin, puffy bags, and dark circles under your eyes can make your eyes appear fuller and brighter without a lot of makeup.
Will an eyelid lift fix wrinkles and Crow's feet?
Crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles might be better treated with a facelift or brow lift as the improvements of blepharoplasty are confined to the eyelids only. Blepharoplasty may be performed with a nonsurgical treatment, such as BOTOX, which combats wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. An injectable filler can also be effective because it adds volume for a softer, smoother appearance. In your initial consultation, we will create your unique treatment plan based on your goals.
What about nonsurgical treatments instead of eye surgery?
Noninvasive skin tightening procedures and injectable treatments (for example, BOTOX, Juvéderm, and Restylane) may provide mild improvements. Although, if you have moderate to severe sagging skin or want results that last a long time, an eyelid lift is better for your needs. When you have talked to our team about your needs and goals for your eyes, we can explain our recommendations for your surgical or nonsurgical treatment plan. We might also recommend both nonsurgical and surgical procedures for your best results.
If your vision is impaired from excess skin on the upper eyelid, or you suffer from bulging bags underneath your eyes, then upper or lower blepharoplasty at Plastic Surgery Vegas may be right for you. This treatment can help you look refreshed and youthful while offering a beautiful solution to your vision impairment concerns. We invite you to contact our office in Las Vegas, NV to make a consultation with our skilled team of cosmetic specialists.