About Our Eyelid Enhancement Procedure
Patients who want to have their eyelids revitalized to make them look younger, more vibrant, and more energetic can come in for eyelid enhancement surgery. This procedure reduces sagging and puffiness, giving patients an appearance that looks more awake and less lethargic. Learn more about eyelid enhancement in Orange County by contacting the Plastic Surgery Institute of California.
Who Is in Need of Eyelid Enhancement?
Patients who have droopy or puffy eyelids and want to change those features to look more awake and more vibrant would be ideal candidates for eyelid enhancement. It is also an ideal option for addressing eyelids that sag to the point where they obscure one’s field of vision.
Patients must be in good health. Patients with injuries in or around the eyes would need to wait until they are fully recovered. Quitting smoking will be necessary in order to prevent any potential complications with surgery or recovery. Realistic expectations are recommended.
For patients who want eyelid enhancement, also called blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery, scheduling a consultation ahead of time is needed. During the consultation, more information about the procedure will be provided. Topics such as the cost of the procedure or how patients must prepare for it will be brought up. Any questions or concerns can be addressed.
To ensure that they get the best results, patients will need to tell the surgeon about their goals for their eyelid enhancement. They will be asked questions about their medical history, and their eyelids will be examined. Photographs may be taken as a reference.
Eyelid surgery involves administration of either local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. This will be decided during the consultation.
Next, tiny incisions will be created. For upper-eyelid surgery, the incision will be made in the natural crease between the upper eyelid and the eyebrow.
For lower-eyelid surgery, the incision will either be made on the lash line (transcutaneous blepharoplasty) or within the lid (transconjunctival blepharoplasty). The transconjunctival incision is best when only excess fat is being treated.
Once the incisions have been made, drooping skin, sagging muscle, and bulging fat may all be addressed until the procedure is complete.
Eyelid Enhancement Recovery
Once your eyelid enhancement surgery is complete, you will need a friend or family member to drive you home. You must rest and recover during the healing process.
Bruising and swelling will be present in and around the eyelids for a time. Cold compresses and keeping your head elevated will help treat these temporary side-effects.
You will also need to protect your eyes from wind, sun damage, and pollutants by wearing sunglasses. It will be vital to wear the proper sunscreen and to apply eye drops as recommended in order to prevent dryness.
How Much Does Eyelid Enhancement Cost?
The price of blepharoplasty surgery varies from case to case based on the details of the surgery. Cost may be impacted by anesthesia fees, the total time needed to perform the surgery, and the techniques utilized.
Contact Us Today
Schedule your consultation for eyelid enhancement in Orange County to get the rejuvenated and youthful look you deserve. Contact us today to set up your informative consultation.
Dr. Mazin Al-Hakeem
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
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