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Patient's Guide to Eyelid Surgery

Nov 6, 2018, 21:27 PM by Valerie Clark

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It’s a fact of life, our skin can become loose and begin to sag in places we’d rather not have sagging skin. One of the first areas for this to occur is the eyelid.

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, corrects the bags and sagging skin around the eyes. Eyelid skin begins to sag due to aging, and eyelid muscles begin to stretch over time.  These changes can actually interfere with the function of the eyelid and limit the field of vision in some patients. 

Dr. Bahman Guyuron has over 30 years of experience in the field of facial plastic surgery and knows exactly what to do to improve the aesthetics of the eye and increase function and visibility.

Watch the videos below to learn more about how eyelids are affected by aging and how eyelid surgery can help.

There are many conditions that can be addressed during eyelid surgery:

  • Smooth out fine lines around the eyes
  • Remove unwanted fat deposits.
  • Remove loose, sagging skin above the eye
  • Removing puffiness and bags under the eye
  • Tighten stretched eyelid muscles
  • Improve appearance of dark circles and discoloration under the eye

Asian Blepharoplasty is a special eyelid surgery procedure for people of Asian descent. They have beautiful almond-shaped eyes, but many are missing a natural upper eyelid crease or have a poorly defined eyelid crease. Dr. Guyuron’s Asian blepharoplasty procedure creates a more open eye appearance and complements the natural facial features of Asians.

Here’s what to expect:

  • Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure.
  • The procedure can take 30-90 minutes, depending on what is being done.
  • Local and/or general anesthesia is used.
  • To minimize scarring, Dr. Guyuron will make incisions along the lash line or above the eye in the natural crease of the eyelid.
  • Soreness, swelling, and redness are common after the surgery.
  • Patients should refrain from strenuous exercise or activities for 3 weeks.
  • Complete recovery and final results typically seen in 9-12 weeks.

Am I a candidate?

Prior to any surgery, Dr. Guyuron will conduct an interview with the patient to determine his or her goals and expectations for the surgery. An ophthalmology exam may be required to rule out any health issues with the eye. The ideal candidate should be in good health and free of any serious eye conditions (e.g., glaucoma, dry eye, thyroid disorders).

 

For further information on eyelid surgery or Asian blepharoplasty, schedule an appointment today with Dr. Guyuron. Call (440) 461-7999.

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