Where is the blepharoplasty surgery performed?
Blepharoplasty: Eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty surgery, serves to improve the appearance of our eyes, remodeling the lower eyelids as upper, while removing the lower eyelid bags. The overall effect is to “rejuvenate the surroundings of the eyes, giving it a more vital aspect” or less tired, which make your look rejuvenate. Currently this blepharoplasty surgery is complemented almost 100% of cases with techniques of own fat fillings, which improve facial appearance, recovering facial fat that we lose over the years, and that sadden our eyes. There are several types of blepharoplasty, superior, for mild cases, which greatly improve our look, and can be performed in a minor operating room, without anesthesia, with a local anesthetic, like the one used by dentists.
There are different techniques and cases. The range of patients is usually older than 40 years, and depending on the physiognomy of the patient, requires different objectives with different techniques.
Blepharoplasty surgery of the upper eyelid can eliminate excess fatty deposits that appear as swelling in the upper eyelids.
Loose or flabby skin that creates creases disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid and sometimes impairs vision. This effect can be treated with eyelid or blepharoplasty surgery.
Blepharoplasty surgery of the lower eyelid can eliminate excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid.
The bags under the eyes can be corrected and eliminated by eyelid blepharoplasty.
Lower Eyelid surgery or lower blepharoplasty can correct droopiness of the lower eyelids by showing white under the iris (colored part of the eye).
Depending on the type of blepharoplasty surgery we can perform this blepharoplasty surgery in the consultation room itself (if it is only superior, and very mild), in our smaller operating room or if it requires an anesthesiologist, as it is a lower eyelid blepharoplasty properly equipped and preferably with a unit of adequate reanimation.
What are the risks of the eyelid surgery?
In all surgeries there are certain risks. In this consent you have an extensive realization of them. Make sure the specialist is a licensed plastic surgeon. Minimize risks by following all the advice of our specialists and properly inform you of your medical history.
How is the postoperative blepharoplasty surgery?
It is very painless but a little uncomfortable. The area is very exposed and we will need to use sunglasses whenever we go out to the street. You must maintain relative rest during the first three days. With our accelerated recovery program, we will help you to improve more quickly and you will receive two or three lymphatic drains a week, and at the same time we will follow you closer. It is very convenient to follow the indications of our specialists for a better recovery from eyelid surgery. In two or three weeks you can make your normal life. You must use sun protection on the scars during the six months after the blepharoplasty surgery.
After the blepharoplasty procedure you should use a specific cream or drops to lubricate them, you cannot use contact lenses the first few days. You may observe excessive lacrimation or hypersensitivity to light. The points are removed a week after the blepharoplasty surgery.
Interested to know more about blepharoplasty surgery and eyelid surgery in Santa Barbara? Wondering if you are an ideal candidate for the procedure? Schedule your plastic surgery consultation today! Call Dr. Sheffield at our Santa Barbara office (805) 318-3280.