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Blepharoplasty

Excess, sagging tissue that has accumulated in the eyelids can create a chronically tired or sad expression. Vision may be impaired in patients who have severe eyelid sagging. Excess skin that obscures your eyes can rob you of a bright and youthful facial appearance. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, lifts sagging eyelids to erase these signs of aging from around your eyes.

Who Can Benefit?

If you’re considering eyelid surgery, you may fall into one or more of the following categories.

Excess Skin

Excess skin accumulation on the upper eyelids can cause them to be heavy. As your eyelids begin to droop, you may notice a change in your appearance or that your ability to see worsens. The unwanted skin from around your eyes is eliminated during eyelid surgery for a brighter facial appearance and improved peripheral vision.

Fatigued Appearance

Drooping eyelids and poorly distributed eye fat can lead to a chronically fatigued appearance, which can significantly age your face. Eyelid surgery will remove excess skin and redistribute or remove eyelid fat to minimize puffiness and restore a more rested appearance.

Lack of Eyelid Definition

Patients with an accumulation of eyelid tissue may find that they lack a defined eyelid crease or that the excess tissue prevents them from having a smooth, spacious lid. This can be especially problematic for women because it makes it more difficult to apply makeup to the eyelids. During your eyelid surgery, the natural crease of the eyelid is enhanced and defined for a more appealing eye appearance.

Blepharoplasty Options

Addressing Your Concerns


Recovery

It takes between four and six weeks to fully recover from eyelid surgery. In the initial week, your eyes will be swollen and you will experience bruising. You should rest with your head elevated for several days to prevent excess swelling from occurring. Most patients can return to work and normal activities within two weeks. Exercise should only be resumed with your surgeon’s permission.



Scars

It is possible for eyelid surgery to result in some slight scarring that will fade over time. Incisions are placed in natural eye creases to decrease the visibility of scarring.



Cost

Many factors affect the cost of eyelid surgery. Geographical location, facility fees, anesthesia fees, and surgeon fees all alter the ultimate cost of your procedure. However, price should only be one factor in choosing a surgeon. You should never sacrifice quality work by a board-certified plastic surgeon just to save some money. Proven result matter. Financing is available if needed.



Pain

There is some slight pain associated with eyelid surgery. Immediately following your surgery, it is normal to experience redness, bruising, swelling, and soreness. To control discomfort, you will be prescribed an oral pain medication and should schedule downtime for at least a few days following your surgery.




Frequently Asked Questions About Blepharoplasty

Your Consultation With Dr. Davison

If you think that a Blepharoplasty may be beneficial for you or wish to learn more about the Blepharoplasty procedure, please contact DaVinci Plastic Surgery today. Call (202) 966-9590 or fill out our contact form today. We look forward to hearing from you!

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