All About Eyelid Surgery

As individuals age, they may start to notice that their upper eyelids are sagging. If you have excess skin that obscures the natural fold of the upper eyelids, or if you have loose skin hanging down from the upper eyelids that is impairing your vision, then you may want to consider a surgery known as a blepharoplasty.

If you have crepe paper type wrinkles on your lower lids, then you can get a surgery that will help to eliminate these wrinkles. Lower eyelid surgery can also correct droopy lower eyelids and bags or dark circles that are permanently under the eyes.

Aesthetic eyelid surgery can typically correct these problems, though other treatments may also need to be considered. For example, if the upper eyelid condition is accompanied by sagging eyebrows, then a plastic surgeon may suggest also getting a brow or a forehead lift. Sometimes, plastic surgeons may have other alternatives that will enhance your results. Surgeons may utilize Botox®, fillers, laser resurfacing, or even a chemical peel to rid your skin of wrinkles. Normally, eyelid surgery will make a patient look more rested, refreshed and alert.

Normally, eyelid surgeries are performed in hospitals or in office-based surgical suites. Medications are typically administered prior to the procedure to help dull or eliminate the pain. Most often patients are injected with local anesthesia, though intravenous anesthesia can also be used. The healing process is takes a few weeks with this surgery, so you may not experience the full extent of the results of the surgery until several weeks later.

Most often, patients are discharged home after eyelid surgery. If you are interested in eyelid surgery and want to learn more, then talk with a plastic surgeon who has patients visit from around the world. Serving the population of southern California from San Luis Obispo to Beverly Hills, Dr. Gorodisky at the West Coast Plastic Surgery Center.

Dr. Yuly Gorodisky performs eyelid surgery and sometimes works with other oculoplastic surgeons to achieve optimal results for his patients. The West Coast Plastic Surgery Center serves patients in Westlake Village, Oxnard, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley and Los Angeles. Call (866) 909-2945 to talk about eyelid surgery with Dr. Gorodisky today!

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