Blepharoplasty, also called "eyelid surgery", is a surgical method to fix heavy, wrinkled, or droopy eyelids and give your eyes a younger, fresher look. Your eyes are usually the first feature that others notice about you and are usually the first part of your face to show signs of aging. Eyelids that have a heavy appearance are often caused by extra skin and fat that builds up in the normal fat pads around the eyes. In addition, folds of skin in the upper eyelids can sometimes be thick enough to partially block your peripheral vision. Sagging eyelids are often hereditary and can often be seen in young patients as well.
Discuss your Blepharoplasty options with an AAFPRS fellowship-trained, board-certified, facial plastic & reconstructive surgeon Dr. William Harris at his office in Beverly Hills. Then, it's time to set your sights on becoming a more refreshed version of yourself. Dr. Harris strives to deliver the best Blepharoplasty Beverly Hills has to offer. Schedule your consultation today at Harris Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics.
Eyelid surgery is a method for enhancing the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids. Various treatments address specific concerns, but the surgery often entails removing extra skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids. In addition, Blepharoplasty can be performed on upper eyelids to lift hooded or drooping eyelids and on lower eyelids to eliminate eye bags and tighten sagging or crepey skin. These operations can be performed individually or simultaneously.
Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty
Dr. Harris performs an Upper Blepharoplasty by carefully removing a small ellipse of skin from the upper eyelids and oftentimes a small amount of fat as well depending on your individual needs. The incision is designed meticulously to hide perfectly within the upper eyelid crease with the added benefits of little downtime and no general anesthesia.
Dr. Harris performs a scarless Lower Blepharoplasty because this specific technique offers numerous benefits, such as no significant downtime and no visible incision. Instead, this painless technique to perform scarless lower eyelid surgery can be performed under local anesthesia and only lasts around an hour.
Excess skin on the eyelids can become bothersome and cause concern for men and women of all ages. Your eyelids may droop, look puffy, or grow heavy with age and sun exposure, adding to the heavy appearance around your eyes. Blepharoplasty is often an ideal solution for those who notice these signs of aging and want them addressed.
Healthy people of all ages are ideal candidates for upper and lower eyelid surgery and Dr. Harris will take the time to discuss your particular medical history to see if this surgery is a good fit for you. To understand more about your Blepharoplasty choices at Harris Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, schedule a consultation as soon as possible.
Every patient is unique, but Dr. Harris typically removes both skin and fat from the eyelids to provide better contour and reduce any skin laxity. In order to get a natural appearance for eye rejuvenation, the amount of fat removed needs to be precisely performed, which is why it is vital to have an AAFPRS fellowship trained, board-certified, facial plastic & reconstructive surgeon perform your Blepharoplasty. Once healed, your incisions are well hidden by the natural creases of the upper eyelids and within the lower eyelid and should not be noticeable.
Dr. Harris will check in with you regularly to assess your healing after your procedure. Depending on the anesthesia used, you may still require a companion or family member to transport you home following surgery. After surgery, you will follow the detailed instructions Dr. Harris provided to you prior to your procedure. Some of our Beverly Hills Blepharoplasty patients could feel some discomfort following this surgery, but this can be treated with pain medicine as needed. You should also anticipate some swelling and bruising after the procedure, but these side effects usually go away within several days.
During your follow-up visits to our office, Dr. Harris will check on how you're doing and answer any questions you may have during the recovery. You should feel better within a few days, and you may return to social activities as soon as you are happy with your appearance. Your Blepharoplasty results should last for about ten to fifteen years, but keep in mind that your eyes will continue to age normally.
At Harris Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, we aim to provide each of our Beverly Hills blepharoplasty patients with unmatched results and the utmost quality of specialized care in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Dr. Harris is an AAFPRS fellowship trained, board-certified, facial plastic & reconstructive surgeon who specializes in scarless eyelid surgery. In addition, Dr. Harris has extensive surgical training and experience in other facial rejuvenation procedures using a variety of methods, including deep plane face and neck lift, brow lift, rhinoplasty, and Mohs reconstruction. Schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. William Harris in Beverly Hills today.
Blepharoplasty is not an unpleasant treatment, and recovery is typically straightforward. Overall, postoperative discomfort is minor and easily treatable with pain medication.
Blepharoplasty risks are fairly uncommon, however, they can occur. Dry eyes, weeping, scarring, and the inability to fully close your eyes are among the potential side effects. One of the many advantages of seeing Dr. Harris for this procedure is in the close follow-up he offers, which allows for any side effect to be addressed early and effectively. During your consultation, Dr. Harris will thoroughly discuss with you any risks and potential side effects as well as answer any other questions you may have.
Most people considering upper eyelid surgery are over 40, the average age at which people start noticing changes as the skin around the eyes loses elasticity and starts to droop. However, anyone unsatisfied with excess skin and fullness around their eyes may be a candidate for Blepharoplasty.
Patients who have Blepharoplasty to improve their vision can sometimes have their insurance cover a portion of the cost. However, there are also other financing options available for your convenience.
If you are considering plastic surgery, choose the doctor who goes above and beyond for his patients. Dr. William Harris makes it his mission to deliver artful, innovative, and detailed surgical and non-surgical procedures to help you live more beautifully every day. Schedule a consultation today to start your journey.
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