Blepharoplasty Beverly Hills
As we age, the skin around the eyes becomes loose, and the underlying muscles thin out, allowing the fat underneath to bulge outwards. This often results in eyes that appear puffy and tired. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, reverses the signs of aging and creates a more alert and open look to the eyes by removing excess skin and repositioning fat around the eyes. The end result can help you look younger and more refreshed.
There are many reasons why people consider eyelid surgery, including:
- Excess skin on the eyelids
- Concerns with the eyes appearing tired
- A puffy look underneath the eyes
- Visual impairment
During your consultation, Dr. Hadeed will discuss your concerns with you and then evaluate the severity and underlying cause of the problem. Often, both the upper and lower eyelids must be corrected.
During the first step of upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Hadeed will place the incision in the eyelid crease to conceal any potential scarring. He will then assess whether or not any fat needs to be removed from the upper eyelid, and will take great care to ensure that not too much fat is removed. Sometimes, he will need to tighten the eyelid muscle as well. He will then close your incision with sutures after he is satisfied with the cosmetic result.
When Dr. Hadeed performs the lower eyelid surgery, he will usually place the incision behind the eyelid so that the scar is not visible on the outside skin. He will then either carefully remove any excess fat under the eye or reposition the fat if necessary, depending on the needs of each individual patient.
Recover from eyelid surgery is usually quick, with most patients being able to return to their normal activities within a few days. Some people may develop swelling, and you may be asked to apply cold compresses to your eyes for the first several days. A small amount of bruising can be expected, which typically lasts only a few days. Most people are back to work looking refreshed within 1-2 weeks.
Sometimes, other facial procedures should be performed at the same time when undergoing eyelid surgery, such as facelift, injections with fat and/or fillers, and an eyebrow lift. Dr. Hadeed will create a surgical plan that will best suit your individual needs to create the outcome that you hope for.