What Is Blepharoplasty
Should you get an Upper or Lower Blepharoplasty?
This will be determined on a case by case basis. Dr. Parakh will examine your eyes and decide which procedure would be most beneficial to you. If the main issue is loose skin on the upper eyelid, an Upper Blepharoplasty will likely be needed. In extreme cases the skin will fold down and rest against the eyelashes, causing discomfort. Sometimes it can even impair the field of vision and cause other health problems.
A Lower Blepharoplasty would be performed in cases where there are fat pockets or bulges on the lower eyelid. This is usually genetically linked and often makes the eye appear overly tired and swollen.
What happens during an Upper Blepharoplasty?
What happens during a Lower Blepharoplasty?
What is the recovery process like?
Dissolving stitches are used for the Upper Blepharoplasty so those will be gone after a week. No need to worry about getting them removed!
Can you have both procedures done at once?
Is Blepharoplasty just a cosmetic procedure?
Dr. Parakh understands that for many patients, signs of aging are detrimental to their mental wellbeing and confidence. If there is such an easy solution that makes you happy, then there is no reason you should not consider a cosmetic procedure.
That said, there are many medical benefits to a Blepharoplasty as well. It can improve vision impaired by loose, droopy skin. Sometimes this extra skin makes it difficult to wear contacts or glasses, so this can alleviate that issue. Some patients also experience irritation from their eyelid skin rubbing together. This can lead to forehead discomfort, because the body’s natural response is to try and hold the eyebrows higher.
Is Blepharoplasty just for signs of aging?
Puffy eyes and exaggerated fat pockets are often genetically linked. Due to this, many patients in their 30s undergo a Lower Blepharoplasty in order to remove those fat pockets. The procedure rarely needs to be repeated, so there is no real reason to wait until you are older.
If you are considering an eye lift, come visit Dr. Parakh and she will help you decide on a suitable procedure plan. She understands the desire to be proud of your appearance and loves to help men and women become their most confident and happy self.