Blinking Back Time
At The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS), we understand that your eyes are not just the window to your soul but also a significant part of your overall appearance. Aging, stress, and environmental factors can take a toll on your eyes, leading to droopy eyelids, excess skin, and bags under the eyes that can make you look tired or older than you are. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a minimally invasive procedure that can address these issues, restoring a youthful, well-rested look.
Eyes Wide Open
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the eyelids by removing excess skin, muscle, and fat.
It can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. The procedure can help rejuvenate the area around the eyes, giving a more youthful and refreshed look. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is recommended for healthy adults of any age who suffer from droopy eyelids or heavy bags under their eyes. Dr. Fortes will evaluate your medical history to determine if you are a candidate for this type of facial surgery.
From Tired to Timeless
Eyelid surgery offers a range of benefits that can significantly improve both the aesthetic appearance and functionality of the eyes. Some of the key benefits of blepharoplasty include:
Upper eyelid surgery, also known as upper blepharoplasty, can restore a more youthful shape above the eyes by removing excess skin, giving the eyes a younger look. This can help individuals look more rejuvenated and refreshed, addressing concerns related to aging and tiredness.
In cases of severe upper eyelid drooping or puffiness, blepharoplasty can improve vision by removing excess tissue that may obstruct the field of vision. This can lead to enhanced visual clarity and a broader field of view, contributing to an improved quality of life.
The procedure can help individuals feel more confident and positive about their appearance, alleviating self-consciousness related to looking older or tired. By addressing concerns such as sagging eyelids and eye bags, blepharoplasty can lift a weight off one's shoulders, allowing for more positive social interactions and a greater sense of freedom.
In addition to the aesthetic improvements, blepharoplasty can offer functional benefits such as relief for migraine sufferers. Some studies have shown that the procedure can relieve certain individuals' headaches, offering unexpected benefits beyond aesthetic enhancement.
The Youthful Gaze
At our practice, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Fortes specializes in facial plastics and reconstructive surgery and is well-versed in various blepharoplasty techniques. We ensure that each procedure is tailored to our patient's individual needs and goals, providing results that enhance their appearance and boost their self-confidence. Take the first step towards a more youthful and vibrant appearance. During your consultation, Dr. Fortes will discuss your goals and expectations for the surgery, evaluate your medical history, and conduct a physical examination to determine the most suitable approach for your individual needs. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and address any concerns you may have about the procedure.
Open Your Eyes to Change
Blepharoplasty involves incisions in the creases of your upper eyelids and just below the lashes in your lower eyelids so that underlying fat and excess skin is removed, eliminating the dropping appearance. Eyelid surgery usually takes between one to three hours as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. The incisions are closed with fine sutures designed to leave nearly invisible scars. The sutures are removed in about one week, and scarring is usually minimal after three weeks and undetectable in six months. Most patients can return to work in five to seven days and can begin strenuous activities in about three weeks.
Facial Rejuvenation at its Finest
After the procedure, patients may experience some swelling and bruising, which can be managed with cold compresses and prescribed medications. It is important to follow post-operative care instructions provided by Dr. Fortes to ensure a smooth recovery. Most patients can return to work within five to seven days and resume strenuous activities within three weeks.
While blepharoplasty can provide long-lasting results, the natural aging process will continue. However, the improvements achieved through the procedure are generally enduring.
The incisions made during blepharoplasty are strategically placed to minimize visible scarring. Over time, any residual scarring typically becomes inconspicuous.
Potential risks of blepharoplasty include temporary blurred or double vision, dry eyes, difficulty closing the eyes completely, and asymmetry. These risks will be thoroughly discussed during the consultation with Dr. Fortes.
Place your trust in deserving hands. Explore state-of-the-art options and design your personalized treatment plan with renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Fortes. Your best results are within reach.