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Artists, whether it be brush, pen, or the sculptor’s hands, can sense that the eyes are the keystone of facial beauty.
That same sense of aesthetics is paramount to achieving superior blepharoplasty results. Dr. Singh brings that expert dexterity to each individual case, harmoniously balancing the eyes with the remainder of the face. In other words, returning eyes to their former beauty without altering an individual’s unique facial appearance.
Dr. Singh specializes in blepharoplasty and has been performing aesthetic surgery since 1998. As an ophthalmologist, she is extremely knowledgeable in the anatomy of the eyelids and orbital structures. No area of the body in plastic surgery requires a finer, more delicate technique than the eyelid.
Dr. Singh’s attention to detail and awareness of ocular structures provides consistently superior, natural results with fewer risks of immediate and long-term complications.
Eyelid surgery to improve the appearance of the eyelids is termed “blepharoplasty.” Blepharoplasty is usually an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia, with sedation if desired.
The goal of this eyelid surgery is to reduce the baggy or sagging tissues which may include skin, muscle, and fat pockets. Typically in upper eyelid surgery, all three types of tissue are removed. In lower eyelid surgery, often only fat pockets need to be removed. However sometimes, some skin and muscle may also need to be removed.
If only fat pockets need to be removed from the lower eyelids, the surgery can be performed from behind the eyelid. This is known as “transconjunctival blepharoplasty.”
In cases where the eyebrows are droopy as well, a procedure to elevate the eyebrows may be desired. This procedure known as a brow or forehead lift, may be done directly above the eyebrows within the forehead creases, or by approaching the brows from the hairline (coronal brow lift).
One of the best facial features is the eyes because they center the face and create a focus point of attractiveness. Over time, the eyelids tend to age along with the rest of your face and often will sag. Upper & lower eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is the procedure done to correct the aging of the eyes. This type of surgery is commonly known as an eye lift, and the results are long-lasting! At FountainGrove MedSpa, our goal is to help enhance the appearance of your eyes and face.
Eyelid surgery in Sonoma County is made easy at FountainGrove MedSpa. We are dedicated to help you achieve a more youthful appearance, while providing exceptional skin care services at an affordable rate. We pride ourselves in being able to offer each and every patient VIP care to ensure that when they leave, they feel refreshed and better than they came in. Our friendly and professional staff will always welcome you into our stress-free atmosphere.
Discomfort is usually minimal after eyelid surgery. Before and after surgery, Aspirin products and “blood thinners” should be avoided due to their tendency to increase bruising.
Following eyelid surgery, cold compresses are applied to reduce swelling and bruising. Later warm compresses are applied to improve blood flow and aid in the healing process. The eyes do not need to be patched shut. During the first week, antibiotic ointment is applied to the eyelids and strenuous activity should be minimized.
After upper & lower eyelid surgery one may temporarily experience minor discomfort. This may include tightness of the eyelids, swelling, bruising, and dryness of the eyes. These will usually resolve during the healing process. You should notify your physician promptly if you experience excessive pain, bleeding, infection, or loss of vision after surgery.
Complications that may occur include slight asymmetry in eyelid appearance or eyelid position. While these problems are rare, they may require additional surgery to correct.
Blepharoplasty can provide both cosmetic and functional improvement with a minimal risk of any serious problems. Most patients are quite pleased with the results of their eyelid surgery. Please call 1.800.527.3745 for a personal consultation with Dr. Singh!
You may have a lot of questions when it comes to considering options regarding heavy or puffy eyelids. Here you can find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding Blepharoplasty. If you have additional questions you may wish to make a list for Dr. Singh. This way she can take the time to address your questions specifically during your consultation.
Blepharoplasty or cosmetic eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids. It can provide a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and alert.
In the upper eyelid, Blepharoplasty can treat puffiness and loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the lids. This can sometimes improve vision. In the lower eyelids, Blepharoplasty can remove or reduce bags or excess fatty deposits that cause the lids to appear puffy.
Heredity, sun damage, smoking, stretching from swelling or obesity, and the natural wear and tear from blinking and rubbing all contribute to a radial deterioration in the eyelid’s tissues and support.
Since the unwanted appearance of the eyelids can be hereditary as well develop over time, age is typically not a factor as long as the patient is physically and psychologically healthy. Dr. Singh will discuss whether a Blepharoplasty will balance the face to add to other facial features and overall skin quality.
Each eyelid surgery procedure is unique. Depending on the scope of the case and whether just the uppers, lowers, or all lids are done, procedure time will vary between one to three hours.
Procedures are done in our AAAHC outpatient surgery center with a board certified anesthesiologist present to keep patients comfortable and safely monitored.
MAC, or monitored anesthesia care is used which combines IV medications to treat discomfort or anxiety, along with local anesthetic. This type of anesthesia reduces the risks associated with general anesthesia and results in less bleeding, increased safety, enhanced precision, and faster recovery.
The majority of patients report mild aching or burning, which is usually well controlled with Tylenol and cold compresses.
Excessive pain, bleeding, infection, dry eyes or visual loss is extremely rare. In most cases, some asymmetry of the eyelids is present both before and after surgery. A thorough discussion will take place with Dr. Singh during your consultation.
Though there are individual variations in patient response to Blepharoplasty, the average patient can expect that the swelling and bruising will peak 2 to 3 days after surgery. However this will diminish over the following one to two weeks provided that heavy exertion is avoided.
Most daily tasks can be resumed after 2 to 3 days, but strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least two to three weeks.
For conservative measure, the procedures are generally spaced about 2 months apart.
While duration of results depends on lifestyle, genetics, and ongoing skin care and sun protection, eyelid surgery is one of the most durable facial cosmetic procedures. It is not uncommon for results to last well over 10 years before touchups are required.
Dr. Singh is a board certified ophthalmic surgeon who has spent four years training in surgery and diseases of the eyes and orbit. After completing medical school and internship, Dr. Singh is comfortable and knowledgeable in the anatomy and physiology of the eyelids, ocular structures, and knows how to avoid an “overworked eyelid”. She has devoted her practice solely to this area, unlike a general cosmetic or plastic surgeon. This level of specialization and dedication allows for superior results and extremely satisfied patients.
While cost is obviously important, the quality of your care and outcome are most crucial. After a thorough consultation, cost and payment plans will be discussed. The total cost of surgery will include surgeon, facility and anesthesia fees. In some cases even insurance may cover the surgery cost.