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The Eyes Have It — Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid SurgeryThe “ayes have it” may be a fixture of parliamentary procedure, but in the human world, the eyes have it. Why? When asked, most people say the eyes are the first thing they notice when looking at another person, particularly for the first time.

Unfortunately, the skin around the eyes is some of the first on the face to show the signs of aging. There are a couple reasons for this. First, the face and eye area is exposed all the time to sun, wind, and the elements. It’s not like we’re covering up our face like we do the rest of the body. Plus, the skin around the eyes is among the thinnest on the entire human body. Because of this, sun and environmental damage shows itself all too easily. Plus, fat deposits, loosening skin, and other issues can leave a person with droopy, sagging, puffy, wrinkled skin around the eyes, and with it, a much older appearance.

What does Blepharoplasty improve?

But blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery, with Dr. Serebrakian can take years, if not decades, off the appearance of your eyes. Eyelid surgery removes excess skin and fat, and tightens the underlying muscles as needed to return a younger, more rested look to the eyes.

Eyelid surgery can truly be one of the most productive ways to takes years off your appearance. Maybe that’s why every year in cosmetic surgery statistics, blepharoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries. Results are dramatic, yet at the same time subtle. Unlike more dramatic procedures such as breast augmentation or a facelift, after you’ve had eyelid surgery most people won’t know you’ve had surgery, only that you somehow seem younger and more refreshed.

Is eyelid surgery right for me?

Eyelid surgery is one procedure that is popular with both women and men. Drooping eyelids, wrinkles, and puffy bags under your eyes show no favoritism by sex — they make everyone look much older. In fact, in 2015 eyelid surgery was the most popular surgery for men, helping them keep up with younger counterparts in the workplace.

What to expect during Eyelid surgery

Eyelid surgery can be performed on both eyelids or singly, depending on your personal condition. Because of this, surgery can run anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours. Many patients also combine eyelid surgery with another facial procedure such as a facelift for a total facial rejuvenation. You can discuss your options with Dr. Serebrakian during your consultation.

Blepharoplasty is a delicate surgery that involves small incisions. In upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Serebrakian makes a small incision in the natural crease of the eyelid. This conceals any scarring. He then tightens the muscle tissue, repositions the fat, and removes excess skin. Special attention is paid to the fat because removing too much fat can leave a hollowed out appearance.

In the lower eyelid, the incision is usually made just below the lower eyelash. An alternative location can be making the incision inside the lower lid, removing any visible scarring. Excess skin is removed to lessen wrinkles, bags, and general puffiness in this area.

Eyelid surgery recovery

Eyelid surgery with Dr. Serebrakian doesn’t require a difficult, lengthy recovery. After the procedure, your eyelids will likely be covered with light gauze. You will be given an eye lubricant and a cold compress. Bruising and swelling is minor, particularly if you are diligent with the compress. After a week, your stitches are removed and your eyelids generally will look normal, only younger! Most of our Bay Area Laser Cosmetic patients return to work in just a few days after their eyelid surgery.

Schedule a consultation

Eyelid surgery is one of our most effective methods for truly turning back the clock on your facial aging. Call Dr. Serebrakian and schedule your consultation today, 510-724-8282 (East Bay) or 415-461-5755 (North Bay).

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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