eyelid surgery san francisco bay area | blepharoplasty What is Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)?

It can be hard to feel alive and vibrant when you see those drooping eyes looking back at you from the mirror! The loose skin and fat bags under your eyes can make you look more tired and older than you feel inside. An eyelid lift could be your answer to this problem.

Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure that can correct sagging eyelids, remove excess skin from the upper eyelids, and remove fatty pouches beneath the eyes. A lower eyelid lift for eye bag removal can be accomplished without any skin incisions, which eliminates the risk of scarring and facilitates the healing process.

Eyelid surgery is one of the most commonly performed facial plastic surgery procedures. The popularity of this procedure reflects the importance of the eyes in perfecting overall appearance. Patients may want to consider lower eyelid blepharoplasty to improve their look and boost their confidence through a safe procedure with minimal downtime.

What Does Eyelid Surgery Treat?

Common issues treated with blepharoplasty surgery include:

  • Loose or sagging skin that disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
  • Fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid

What Procedures Can be Combined with Eyelid Surgery?

Blepharoplasty can be done alone or in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures. Procedures that are commonly combined with blepharoplasty are facelift, brow lift, or laser skin resurfacing for total facial rejuvenation.

Blepharoplasty Procedure

Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper eyelid or the lower eyelid. The procedure typically takes from 45 minutes to an hour. The surgery could be done either under local anesthesia, with sedation or general anesthesia. The upper eyelid procedure involves an incision within the natural crease on the eyelid. This allows for removal or repositioning of fat deposits this help tighten the muscles and removal of excess skin. Lower eyelid procedure is meant to also remove or reposition the fat deposits to help tighten the muscles. This procedure involves an incision just below the lower lash line.

Dr. Armen Serebrakian understands that every patient is unique, which may make each procedure process and technique used different.

Blepharoplasty Before and After

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Eyelid Surgery Recovery

After surgery, the doctor may recommend applying lubricating drops or ointment and cold compresses to aid in the healing process and minimize side effects. Possible side effects include swelling, bruising, irritation, and dry eyes. Patients can usually return to work within a few days after the procedure but should avoid exercise and strenuous activity for at least two weeks. Dr. Serebrakian will give the patient specific instructions on how to care for his/her eyes after the procedure.

Schedule a Consultation

At Bay Area Cosmetic Laser Surgery Center, we look forward to helping you diminish the signs of aging and restore a youthful and rejuvenated appearance to your face. To schedule a consultation or to learn more about blepharoplasty, please call us at our Pinole Office at (510) 724-8282 or our Larkspur Office at (415) 461-5755. Dr. Armen Serebrakian serves San Francisco, Larkspur, Pinole and surrounding areas in California.

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