Do you have baggy or sagging eyelids that make you look perpetually tired? Blepharoplasty can minimize this problem and help you look more rested and alert while giving you a wider field of vision.
Led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David B. Brothers, Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta performs upper and lower eyelid surgery for patients in Sandy Springs, Decatur, Duluth, and the surrounding areas.
What Is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic eyelid surgery that is performed on upper and lower eyelids to trim excess skin and remove or reposition excess fat and muscle. This technique tightens the skin around your eyes to minimize the appearance of drooping upper and lower eyelids.
Am I a Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your sagging, wrinkled, puffy, or droopy eyelids, this surgery may be a viable option.
As with any cosmetic surgery, it is essential not to smoke, be in good overall health, and have realistic expectations for what eyelid surgery can accomplish. However, the best way to learn whether blepharoplasty is suitable for you is to speak with a knowledgeable plastic surgeon with experience in performing the procedure.
How Is Blepharoplasty Performed?
Blepharoplasty is an outpatient surgery that takes between one and three hours.
What Is Upper Blepharoplasty?
Upper blepharoplasty addresses upper eyelid hooding that can impair your vision and make you appear older than you actually are.
Incisions are made in the crease of the upper eyelid, in which excess skin is trimmed, and localized fat pockets are removed or repositioned.
This technique restores natural-looking firmness to the upper eyelid and can eliminate the appearance of crow’s feet at the corner of the eye.
What Is Lower Blepharoplasty?
Lower blepharoplasty addresses puffy bags and drooping skin beneath the eye that can make you look tired or worn-out.
Incisions are made just below the lash line to remove excess fat and skin.
This technique restores a more youthful and rested appearance.
What Is Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty?
Transconjunctival blepharoplasty is performed on the lower eyelids when only fat needs to be removed. This incision is made inside the lower lids, and therefore, there is no resulting scar.
This technique is not appropriate for patients with loose or sagging skin on the lower eyelids.
What Is Recovery Like After Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure, and you can return home to recover shortly after the anesthesia wears off. You may experience some mild discomfort, bruising, swelling, and sensitivity to light after your eyelid surgery, but oral pain medication can help remedy any discomfort.
Dr. Brothers will remove your sutures in about four to six days, and you may resume wearing contact lenses and eye makeup in seven to 10 days. Most patients return to work within one week but should refrain from strenuous exercises for a few weeks.
How Much Does Blepharoplasty Cost in Atlanta?
The cost of blepharoplasty will vary based on your individual needs and the specifications of your surgery. You will receive a detailed price estimate that encompasses all applicable charges during your initial consultation. This cost will include professional fees for Dr. Brothers and his surgical staff, plus any required medical supplies and all of your follow-up care.
Please note that you can obtain financing through CareCredit®. Dr. Brothers also accepts most major credit cards, checks, and cash.
How should I choose my blepharoplasty plastic surgeon?
It is essential to select a reputable, board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience with your procedure. Dr. Brothers is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience performing facial plastic surgery.
What type of anesthesia is used for blepharoplasty?
Eyelid surgeries are performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on your specific needs and overall health. Dr. Brothers will explain your options and recommend the best anesthetic during your consultation.
Will I have scars after my blepharoplasty procedure?
While scarring will develop along surgical incisions, it is unusual to experience noticeable scarring from eyelid surgery. Dr. Brothers hides your incisions in the natural creases of your eyelids, and scarring will fade considerably over time.
When will I see my blepharoplasty results?
While you will start to see the results of your eyelid surgery immediately following your procedure, it may take a month or longer for the swelling to go down and for you to see your final results.
What are the risks associated with blepharoplasty?
All surgical procedures have some inherent risks. Some of these risks include:
- Negative reactions to the anesthesia
- Prolonged wound healing
Can I combine blepharoplasty with other procedures?