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Should I Consider an Eyelid Lift?

Jan 16, 2018, 19:19 PM by Valerie Clark

Blepharoplasty, is the clinical term for a procedure that surgically removes excess loose skin, excess fat deposits and tightens muscles around the eye. Also called eye lift or eyelid surgery, this procedure alone can have a dramatic effect on the entire face by lifting and brightening the eyes.

Our faces and especially our eyes are the features that create a first impression. And, the eyes are one of the first areas to show signs of aging.

Blepharoplasty can address many concerns:

  • Dark discoloration underneath the eyes
  • Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
  • Fat deposits, or bags, around the eyes
  • Loose or droopy skin that can impair the function of the upper eyelid

Dr. Bahman Guyuron has performed a variety of complex blepharoplasty procedures over his 35 years of experience in the field of plastic surgery. His goal is always to restore a more youthful, restful look to his patients, as well as to improve the function of the eyelid.

Blepharoplasty Procedure Details

The surgery is done through small incisions in the natural crease of the upper eyelid or lower lash line.  During surgery, Dr. Guyuron will remove excess fat, skin or tighten loose muscle tissue. This is an outpatient procedure that can take up to 90 minutes and it is normal to have some swelling and bruising after surgery. Total recovery time is usually three weeks however every patient is unique. Patients are expected to rest and avoid strenuous activities and follow Dr. Guyuron’s specific recovery instructions.

Dr. Guyuron meets individually with every patient who is considering eyelid surgery.  He will discuss a personalized treatment plan and address any concerns about the procedure and recovery.

It may be necessary for some patients to be seen by an ophthalmologist prior to the surgery to augment the safety of the operation.

The decision to have an eyelid lift begins with a consultation with Dr. Guyuron. For more information about blepharoplasty, call (440) 461-7999 today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Guyruon.

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