Blepharoplasty: A Few Things You Need to Know about Eyelid Surgery

In today’s modern time, there are many advanced procedures that can prove to be promising in making you look at your best. They will make you look good and more confident about you. Among others, one of the perfect examples of such procedure in blepharoplasty. To know more about this, keep on reading and be informed with the right things that you need to know.

Find your way to a younger look.  Upper Blepharoplasty can help reduce or eliminate sagging or droopy eyelids and excess skin over the eye which results in a more youthful appearance.  If you need help with tired eyes or sagging eyelids we have minimally invasive treatments for you.  Contact Dr. Sheffield at SB Aesthetics to discuss a treatment plan to determine if you are a candidate for upper blepharoplasty.

Call (805) 318-3280 to schedule your consultation or submit an inquiry with our online contact form today!

What is Upper Blepharoplasty?

It is also called eyelid lift or eyelid surgery. This is a cosmetic surgery that is performed primarily for the purpose of being able to get rid of droopy or baggy eyelids, which is one of the most visible signs of aging. This results from the laxity of tissue, making it saggy and giving the ‘tiredness” look. Fat pads can budge from the lower eyelid and hooding from the upper eyelid can occur as well. While eyelid can be used for cosmetic purposes, it is also beneficial in terms of correcting medical problems in the eye lids, such as when there is loose skin that can have a negative impact on your vision.

What is Double Eyelid Surgery?

Often called Asian eye surgery, this is a procedure that has the same goal as blepharoplasty, with the only difference being the fact that it is most popular amongst Asians. This will help to open up the eyes wider through the creation of a more visible fold.

How long is the Upper Blepharoplasty Recovery Time?

The procedure will involve stitches and typically, they will be removed about five days after the procedure has been performed. The small pieces of tape that are used, on the other hand, will be removed at the same time. In most cases, blepharoplasty recovery will take about 8 to 10 days, after which, you will be able to return to your work or normal life.

What are the risks of Upper Blepharoplasty Surgery?

While it can be beneficial in more ways than one, there are also some side effects that can be apparent after eyelid surgery. Some of these adverse effects include bruising, eyelid infection, overcorrection, numbness, scarring ,bowing of the lower eyelid, and double vision. To prevent any of these, it is important to make sure that it is going to be done by a qualified and competent professional. It is also critical to follow the instructions from Dr. Sheffield so that you will be able to experience the best outcomes from the surgery. You will be asked to apply cold compresses after surgery and to take the prescribed medications. These things will help to lessen the likelihood of suffering from unwanted effects. Bruising for, example, can be minimized if the patient avoids aspirin products and NSADs. Using Bromaline and Arnica have been helpful in minimizing bruising.

How Much Does Upper Blepharoplasty Cost?

Eyelid surgery cost will vary on a number of factors, such as the extent of the correction that will be done and where it will be performed. Generally speaking, however, the minimum cost is $2,000. The cost will also depend on the extent of the procedure. It will also be good to check with your insurance if this procedure is covered under your plan.. A visual field test is usually required beforehand to confirm any restriction of your vision.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Interested to know more about Upper Blepharoplasty Eyelid Lift Surgery? Wondering if you are an ideal candidate for the procedure? Schedule your consultation today!  Call Dr. Sheffield at our Santa Barbara office (805) 318-3280


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