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. Contact us today to schedule your eyelid surgery!
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 “trans conjunctival 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).
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!