An eyelid lift or blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that addresses common eyelid concerns caused by aging, such as fine lines, fatty deposits, and sagging skin that create folds in the eye area and disrupt the natural contour of the eyelid. This cosmetic procedure can help restore the patient’s youthful appearance by making the eyes appear smoother, wider, and generally more attractive, but it can also help improve function, as excess skin in the eye area can sometimes impede vision.
Depending on the patient’s specific eyelid concerns, the surgery can be performed on the upper lid, lower lid, or both.
One of the main reasons why people choose to undergo blepharoplasty is to appear more youthful and attractive. Smoothing out wrinkles, tightening loose skin, and removing excess fatty tissues in the eye area can all help to achieve that.
Meanwhile, others undergo the procedure purely to address impaired vision caused by loose skin.
A blepharoplasty can address the following issues:
The skin around the eye area is extremely delicate. Therefore, out of the rest of the face, the eyes are usually the first to show signs of aging. If not properly cared for, the skin loses its elasticity over time, resulting in wrinkles, sagging skin, and other issues.
Undergoing blepharoplasty can take years off a person’s appearance. With Dr. Jacob Sedgh’s meticulous surgical techniques and aesthetic expertise, you will achieve a more youthful, natural-looking outcome, with other benefits such as:
Dr. Sedgh treats every patient with the utmost care, patience, and understanding so as to make them feel more comfortable and at ease. During your initial consultation, the doctor will take the time to get more acquainted with you and your surgery goals. He may also do the following:
To accommodate international or out-of-town patients, Dr. Sedgh is also available for video consultations. If you decide to proceed with the the surgery, his office can help make travel arrangements for your visit. This should include your hotel stay, car services, aftercare assistance, and even leisure activities.
Dr. Sedgh is a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon who is known for his exemplary bedside manner, safe and effective surgical techniques, and for the refined, natural-looking results he creates for each patient. He employs best practice protocols and adheres to strict surgical safety standards to minimize or avoid the risk of complications and to ensure safe, patient-centered care.
With any eyelid procedure, the overall strategy will depend on the patient’s skin condition, underlying facial muscle structure, bone structure, and the position and symmetry of the eyebrows. But generally, the procedure follows a very standard process.
Depending on the extent of the surgery, it can be performed under local sedation, intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia.
Once the patient has been sedated, Dr. Sedgh will begin by making the necessary incisions. For the upper lid, the incision will be carefully placed within the natural crease of the eyelid, which helps make it less visible once healed. If undergoing lower eyelid blepharoplasty, the incision will be placed inside the lower eyelid—also called a transconjunctival incision—to avoid visible scars.
Dr. Sedgh uses the most advanced techniques centered around fat repositioning and redistribution, which minimizes the concerns and complications of older techniques which could result in hollow or “skeletonized” eyelids and overly done “surgical looks.”
In certain cases, a laser may also be used to tighten lower eyelid skin or lighten undereye discoloration.
Dr. Sedgh will then remove excess tissues, redistribute fat, or make other types of adjustments to address your specific eyelid concerns. Once satisfied with the adjustments, the doctor will carefully close the incisions and apply light dressings over the eye area.
Under normal conditions, a blepharoplasty procedure can last for an hour or two.
The eyelid lift is typically an outpatient procedure, so it’s crucial that you have someone to take care of you for the next 24 hours. Alternatively, Dr. Sedgh’s office can arrange for a qualified nurse to accompany you and attend to your needs.
Patients may experience tightness and soreness in the eye area after the procedure. Swelling and bruising may also occur, but these are easily managed through proper aftercare and by taking the prescribed medications.
It generally takes two weeks for patients to be “socially presentable” and resume their normal activities.
Dr. Sedgh makes it a point to be in contact with his patients the day after surgery to ensure a smooth and healthy recovery in the immediate postoperative phase. This will be followed by regular follow-up appointments for the next few months up to a year, as he insists on personally monitoring his patients throughout the recovery process.
“He is very accomplished. He performed an eyelid and forehead reduction procedure on me. He is very concerned that he knows exactly what his patient wants and continually is concerned with your results. He is very friendly as well as competent.”
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