Upper blepharoplasty

Target area: eyelids
Surgery time: 1-2 hours
Recovery time: 1-2 weeks
Resulting look: rested & alert
Length of effects: 8+ years

Eyelid cosmetic surgery addresses upper-eye droopiness, puffiness and wrinkling which can make you appear tired, older and sometimes even with an unintended expression such as sadness. Often aging eyelids can diminish full vision, which upper blepharoplasty also corrects. During the procedure, Dr. Smith makes tiny strategic incisions across the crease of the eyelid. Depending on each patient’s needs, miniscule eye muscles will be appropriately “tightened,” while just enough skin is removed and fat repositioned to create the most natural outcome possible. The result? A totally refreshed look that doesn’t change the shape of your eye.

 

Lower blepharoplasty

Target area: under-eye “bags” or “troughs”
Surgery time: 1-2 hours
Recovery time: 10 days to 2 weeks
Resulting look: brighter & more awake
Length of effects: 8+ years

Age makes the muscles under our eyes weaken, allowing fat to protrude more as time goes by. For some, heavy “bags” below the eyes create a prominent weary or tired look that only works to further date the face. Dark circles or shadows created by misplaced fat often goes hand-in-hand with bags. Another common lower eyelid issue is troughs or “hallows” created by fat that has dispersed lower into the cheek. Lower blepharoplasty works via tiny incisions that allow Dr. Smith to shift fat deposits and correct loose skin to craft a smoother, more contoured look from the lower lash line down to the mid-face. The result? A more balanced and youthful appearance.

 

Combination blepharoplasty

Target area: upper & lower eyelids
Surgery time: 1-3 hours
Recovery time: 10 days to 2 weeks
Resulting look: balanced & rejuvenated
Length of effects: 8+ years

It’s not uncommon for patients to desire or require facial plastic surgery to both areas of the eye: the upper eyelid and the area below the eyes that often collect (or lose) fat deposits as we age. Combination blepharoplasty can address both sections of the eye to create a more proportional and youthful appearance. Patients can expect Dr. Smith to work through microscopic incisions hidden in eye creases or lid lines to tightuen and remove skin; readjst fat deposits; and re-contour muscles for a more refreshed overall look. A combination eyelift is often done in tandem with a “brow lift,” which can address saggy skin or wrinkles above the eyes. In this case, Dr. Smith uses a customized technique which he crafted to make a minute incision in the hairline to lift and even out the browline, ultimately balancing it with the eyes. The result? A beautiful refresh that will erase a decade of time from your appearance.

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