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Blepharoplasty Basics

Blepharoplasty | Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery CenterBlepharoplasty, otherwise known as eye surgery, decreases wrinkles and bagginess in the lower and upper eyelids. Typically, eyelid surgery is requested by individuals 35 and older. If baggy eyelids run in your family, you may want to get the procedure sooner.

Why people choose to get Blepharoplasty: As you age, your skin will automatically lose its elasticity. When this happens, gravity will pull the skin down, causing it to gather on the upper and lower eyelids. Extra skin on the eyelids can create wrinkles and bulges in the skin. In extreme cases, an additional skin fold can droop over the eyelashes and obscure vision.

Am I a good candidate? If you are in general good health and have proper expectations about eyelid surgery, Blepharoplasty may be for you. Most patients who undergo this procedure are over the age of 35. In extreme cases where skin bulges or an eyelid fold is hindering vision, the surgery may be done earlier. If you want to improve your appearance by eliminating drooping eyelids, schedule a consultation with your doctor. This will give you the opportunity to voice your goals and have a clear understanding of what the surgery can do, and can’t do, for you.

Are the results of Blepharoplasty permanent? Surgery on the upper eyelid can last up to five years. Normally, your lower eyelids will never need a repeat surgery. Post procedure, your eyes will still naturally age, but you will certainly notice a difference. In some cases, a forehead lift may be a better option to pursue instead of eyelid surgery.

What happens during a Blepharoplasty surgery? The full surgery will take about two hours if lower and upper eyelids are done at the same time. Local anesthesia or IV sedation will be administered. For the upper lid, the surgeon will cut along the natural lines of your eyelid to remove extra skin and fat. These cuts are then closed with small stitches that will stay in for up to six days. For the lower lid, the surgeon may cut inside of it to access and remove excess fat. As you recover from the surgery, bruising and swelling are likely, but this will disappear within two weeks.

At Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center, we endeavor to help you meet your cosmetic goals. If you have questions about Blepharoplasty or any other service we offer, contact us at 510-724-8282(Pinhole) or 415-461-5755 (Larkspur) to schedule an appointment with Dr. Armen Serebrakian.

Look younger, practically in the blink of an eye

Eyelid surgery bay area | Dr. Armen Serebrakian It’s perfectly natural. As we age, our eyelids sag. The effects can include making us look tired, cranky, sad… and older. It might be inevitable, but it’s also correctable.

It usually happens in the late 30s or early 40s

Genetics and sun damage can affect the timing, but eventually it happens to everyone: the thin skin above and below our eyes loses elasticity and creates loose, excess folds of skin. Aging also causes the muscles beneath the skin to grow weaker. In the lower eyelid area this can allow fat to protrude through, creating “bags” under the eyes. In the upper eyelids, weaker muscles cause the area to droop. And wrinkles and creases are common for the delicate skin around the eyes, occurring in the 20s for many people.

The aging of the upper eyelids

The skin can actually begin to hang down to the point where it interferes with vision. Patients describe an uncomfortable feeling of heaviness in their upper lids. Some can actually feel the excess skin, as if it’s sitting on the lash line. Some experience frequent headaches from straining to hold the excess skin up high enough to keep in out of their peripheral vision.

The aging of the lower eyelids

Many of us develop not only crepey skin and wrinkles in the lower eyelid area, but we also get puffy looking from the formation of fat bags.

You look tired! Are you sad? Are you mad?

All the various changes that happen to our eyelids as we age can alter our looks in many ways, and most of the changes detract from our appearance.

Discover blepharoplasty

The cosmetic plastic surgery procedure can improve and/or correct:

  • Drooping upper eyelids caused by sagging skin, often impairing vision
  • Puffy bags and excess skin under the eyes
  • Wrinkles and crow’s feet

Restoring a more youthful appearance may be easier than your think

Blepharoplasty is fairly affordable procedure; and pain, bruising and recovery time are fairly minimal. Call us for a consultation appointment today:

In Pinole (East Bay): (510) 724-8282

In Larkspur (North Bay): (415) 461-5755

Larkspur (North Bay) Office

1000 Magnolia Ave
Larkspur, CA 94939
(415) 461-5755

Pinole (East Bay) Office

1599 Tara Hills Dr
Pinole, CA 94564
(510) 724-8282
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