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Tired of Looking Tired? Learn How Can Blepharoplasty Can Rejuvenate Your Entire Face

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The eyes are said to be the windows into the soul, and they are often the first thing people will notice when looking at your face. Improving the area that surrounds your eyes with blepharoplasty can dramatically affect your appearance, making your face look younger and more symmetrical.

Close-up of beautiful young woman's face looking at camera with her hands clasped by her cheek.

What Happens When Your Eye Area Starts to Age?

Although a relatively small facial feature, the eyes hold significant importance to how you are presented to the world. Your eyes express your emotions — good or bad — and they allow others to truly see you. 

Unfortunately, your beautiful eyes are impacted by the surrounding eyelid skin, which is among the thinnest on the face and prone to damage from aging, the sun, and lifestyle factors, like smoking.

With this damage comes sagging, hooded upper eyelids and dark bags beneath the eyes, similar to the look you get when you’ve had a terrible night’s sleep.

Since no one wants to look tired and stressed consistently, many turn to plastic surgery. Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is performed on the upper and/or lower eyelids to help reverse the laxity around the eyes and eradicate the unwanted haggard appearance.  

And once the eyes are rejuvenated, most patients notice an entire reawakening of their facial appearance.

What Are the Benefits of Eyelid Surgery?

Blepharoplasty improves and refreshes much more than just your eyes; it impacts your entire face and allows you to project a greater range of emotions — after all, many of your emotions are shown through your eyes. 

This surgery not only allows you to physically express yourself more easily, but it can also improve your range of vision (as upper-eyelid hooding can essentially act as a blind spot) and improve facial symmetry. 

Eyelid Aging and Facial Symmetry

The skin around the eyes is thin; therefore, it often shows visible aging much sooner than other areas of the face, such as the midface or lower face. This eye aging can create an unbalanced facial contour, which can draw an onlooker’s gaze to your eyes. 

By choosing upper and lower blepharoplasty, you can restore a symmetrical, balanced, and younger-looking appearance. You may also find that your confidence and self-esteem improve as you feel better about your appearance after surgery.

What Does Eyelid Surgery Involve?

During a blepharoplasty procedure, Dr. Davison or Dr. Pinell will remove skin from either the above or below your eyelids. This will allow the area to be tightened, which will help improve upper eyelid hooding, lower eyelid bags, and wrinkles at the corners of the eyes. 

Illustrated drawing showing what the results are like after an eyelid surgery.

Many people develop what is known as double eyelids as they age; eyelid surgery will allow you to have excess skin removed. You can also have laser treatment or an injectable neuromodulator (like BOTOX® Cosmetic) to help improve your appearance in addition to the surgery.

What Is the Recovery Time for Eyelid Surgery Like?

Recovery from blepharoplasty is likely to take a few weeks. You may find that your vision is slightly blurry after surgery, but this will pass quickly. 

You will need to return to DAVinci Plastic Surgery to have the stitches removed during the first week. Ensure that you rest your eyes as much as possible for the first week by avoiding reading, watching TV, or doing close-up work.

Contact Da Vinci Plastic Surgery Today for a Blepharoplasty Consultation!

If you want to rejuvenate your appearance and are interested in discussing upper and lower blepharoplasty, don’t hesitate to contact us for an appointment. Da Vinci Plastic Surgery is available for a wide range of cosmetic surgeries and treatments. Our team can be contacted at (202) 966-9590.

Ready to Be Seen Again? Learn How a Facelift Can Rejuvenate Your Post-Pandemic Appearance

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We are getting to a point where many things are returning to normalcy (at least somewhat) after the coronavirus pandemic. A great summer is looming large in our collective imagination as more people get vaccinated.

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After months of being sheltered and hidden by masks, many people are rejoining the world, returning to the office, and going on weekend outings and other social activities. As a result, many are looking for a complete rejuvenation of their facial appearance as they get ready to get back into the swing of things. 

For those who are thinking about getting a facelift and want the natural anonymity that comes with mask-wearing days, now is a good time to consider the procedure.

Why Does a Facelift Matter?

Over the years, the skin begins to lose elasticity, and facial tissues start to lose volume, often leaving you looking wrinkled, dull, and older. A facelift procedure effectively reduces the appearance of deep folds and wrinkles that develop around the lower half of the face and the neck by improving sagging skin in the midface and jawline.

It is the first procedure most people consider when they want to turn back the clock for a more youthful and refreshed appearance. In general, the procedure involves the removal of excess fat and tightening of the underlying facial muscles, as well as re-draping the overlying skin.

Sometimes, a facelift can be performed alone or in combination with other cosmetic facial procedures such as eyelid surgery, a brow lift, or rhinoplasty (nose surgery) for a complete facial enhancement. 

Other times, volume replacement may be needed, which is achieved through fat graft injection or soft tissue fillers into the chin, cheeks, lips, or deep wrinkles.

Am I Ready for a Facelift?

Well, one might wonder if they should go for non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments instead. After all, they are less invasive and cheaper. Although these treatments give somewhat smoother and firmer skin, the results are only subtle and temporary. In fact, such treatments may fail to work on deeper wrinkles.

A facelift, on the other hand, is constantly evolving with the rise of more advanced techniques that create a more transformative, lasting, and natural-looking outcome. Most patients enjoy their beautiful results for up to 10 years or more.

Interested in a Facelift in Washington, D.C.?

If you are looking to address signs of aging such as deep wrinkles, jowls, double chin, creases, skin laxity, and other aging issues on the face for a more youthful profile, a facelift is the ‘it’ procedure.

During your consultation, your surgeon at DAVinci Plastic Surgery will examine your face carefully, review your medical history and discuss your goals to develop a custom treatment plan that is best suited for your needs.

Reach out to us today at 202-966-9590 or fill our online contact form and learn more about how you can restore your youthful appearance.

Do I Have to Be a Mom to Undergo a Mommy Makeover?

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You may look at the Mommy Makeover and think it is the surgery for you. After all, it targets all the areas of the body you are looking to correct. There is only one problem: you are not a mother.

Fortunately, anyone can undergo a Mommy Makeover if they want to feel better about themselves. 

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Many women have used this body contouring treatment to have more than one cosmetic treatment, such as breast augmentation, breast lift surgery, breast reduction surgery, tummy tuck surgery, and liposuction to improve their body contours.

Mommy Makeovers are becoming popular among all women regardless of parental status because of their ability to address multiple cosmetic concerns.

What Can a Mommy Makeover Do for You?

Takes Care of Breast Changes

It is not only women who have had children who can experience sagging or loss in breast volume. As a result, women choose to have breast surgery as part of their Mommy Makeover to restore or add volume and fullness to the breasts and increase the perkiness of the breasts.

Alternatively, some women choose to reduce the size of their breasts to ease back, chest, or shoulder pain.

You Get a More Prominent Waistline

The Mommy Makeover can help you get a more prominent waistline by removing or tightening excess skin from the abdomen and lower back. 

You may also have fat removed from these areas and the underlying muscles tightened for a tighter and more toned appearance.

Addresses Sagging Skin

If you have lost a significant amount of weight, you may have sagging skin that exercise or diet cannot resolve. Your board-certified surgeon can trim the loose skin and tighten muscles, leaving you with beautiful contours.

Effective Way to Achieve a Complete Body Makeover

The procedure also takes care of any other issues, such as fat deposits on any part of the body, including the thighs, arms, neck, or face. With the help of your plastic surgeon, you get to select the specific cosmetic procedures that will help meet your unique goals. 

There is no rule on the number or types of procedures included in a Mommy Makeover.

What Should You Do When You Want to Have a Mommy Makeover?

The first step is to find an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon you can trust. Go over your concerns with your surgeon, understand how he/she will carry out the procedure, agree on a convenient date, and have realistic expectations.

You will need to take a few days (or even weeks) off to rest and heal. Make the necessary arrangements such as taking time off from work, buying enough groceries, and requesting someone to help with house chores for a few days.

Interested in Learning More?

If you are not a mom but believe you can benefit from a Mommy Makeover, go for it. 

Contact our board-certified plastic surgeons at 202-966-9590 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation.

Schedule Your Consultation With Dr. Davison

The initial consultation with your surgeon is critical! It should always be face to face with your surgeon during which time he/she listens closely to your concerns. Dr. Davison believes this time spent with you is critical to both you and to him. It is during the consultation that he comes to fully understand your concerns, evaluates them correctly and is then able to make the recommendations and develop the treatment plan thats right for you. Dr. Davison invests the time to sit down and talk to you face-to-face.

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