Miami Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) for Eyelid Rejuvenation
Age tends to cause the skin and muscle tissue of your eyes to weaken and droop. This can give you a permanently sleepy or tired appearance, which can be very frustrating. You may feel full of energy and young as ever, but your skin is conveying a totally different message. Along with the sagging skin of your upper eyelids, you may have puffy bags beneath your eyes too. Many people are dissatisfied with this alteration of their appearance and have thought about getting help to change it. Luckily, there is a cosmetic surgery which you can get at Facial Plastic Surgery Miami, and Dr. Bared can help you achieve a more rested, alert, and youthful look. You don’t have to suffer with drooping eyelids or bags any longer.
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) with Miami Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Bared
When to Consider a Miami Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
The first aspect of candidacy for a blepharoplasty is a desire to change either the drooping, loose skin of your upper eyelids or the bags under your lower eyelids. After that, you should look at the what a blepharoplasty can fix, which includes:
- Impaired vision due to loose skin in upper eyelids
- Drooping or bags under eyes
- Fatty deposits in skin around eyes that make them puffy
In order for facial plastic surgery to be as effective as possible, there are some lifestyle choices that are necessary as well. Smoking can make healing from such a surgery a very slow process, and cause the wrinkles and skin damage to come back much sooner. You should also take care of your skin before and after by using sunscreen to protect it from sun damage.
It is also important that you be a healthy individual with no dangerous illnesses or medical conditions, because these could make surgery dangerous. And if you have any eye conditions or thyroid conditions you should notify Dr. Bared immediately, so that he can discuss your options with you. However, if you are a healthy adult with realistic expectations about the results you can achieve with a blepharoplasty, then you are probably a great candidate for this outpatient procedure and should prepare yourself for an expert consultation.
The Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Consultation with Miami Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Bared
Dr. Anthony Bared is highly trained and experienced with all forms of facial plastic surgery. He can offer you some of the best results available, and answer any questions you may have. When you are ready to get some expert information and start the process of an eyelid surgery, Dr. Bared will schedule a consultation with you. Your appointment will be at his office in South Miami, FL, and you should be prepared to discuss many different aspects of your lifestyle and health, such as:
- Your motivation for surgery
- The results you are looking for
- Details of your medical history
- The current state of your health
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He will also want to know exactly what areas of your face are bothering you, so that he can advise you of the procedure(s) that can help. Sometimes there are nonsurgical options available which may be better options, such as Botox or lasers. When he feels it will help, Dr. Bared may recommend a laser resurfacing of the skin around the eyes to be performed at the same time as the blepharoplasty.
Often a blepharoplasty is performed at the same time as other procedures, like forehead lifts and facelifts. In fact, the sagging skin in the upper eyelids may be more related to the dropping of your brow than to the drooping of the eyelid skin itself. Dr. Bared will carefully evaluate the cause of the excess skin. When he has all of the information he needs and has given you the necessary information, you should have a full understanding of the procedure, the risks, and the results you can expect. It may be a good idea for you to put together a list of any questions you have about blepharoplasty. The whole reason for a consultation is to gather and give important information, and Dr. Bared is happy to answer questions for you. At the end of your consultation, you and the doctor will have determined whether a blepharoplasty is right for you, and schedule your procedure.
Dr. Bared’s Approach to a Surgical Blepharoplasty Procedure
As Dr. Bared will tell you, a blepharoplasty is often performed at the same time as other facial plastic surgeries, such as facelifts or brow lifts and laser resurfacing. You can read more about facelift surgeries at our Miami Facelift page and Miami Laser Resurfacing page. An eyelid surgery generally follows a general process like this:
- Anesthesia: Administering anesthesia will help prevent pain while the surgery is being performed. There are a few varieties of anesthetic options, and Dr. Bared will discuss these with you during your consultation.
- Incisions: Incisions are made in the upper eyelid, in strategic places which will naturally conceal any resulting scars. In the majority of cases, Dr. Bared performs a transconjuctival approach to the lower eyelid, where the incision is hidden on the inside of the eyelid, avoiding an external incision.
Recovery and Results from a Miami Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Dr. Bared will give you thorough guidelines to follow for taking care of your eyes after surgery. You will be closely monitored before you go home after your surgery. After a few hours, you can then return home or hotel room. It is very important that you refrain from any vigorous activity for the first week after surgery. You will need to avoid aspirin, aspirin-like pain relievers, and over the counter anti-inflammatory medications for two weeks before and two weeks after your surgery. You can use the medication which Dr. Bared prescribes or Tylenol for any discomfort. It is also important to keep your head elevated when sleeping by using at least three pillows and to use ice cold compresses over your eyes for the first 24 hours after your surgery.
You will have a follow up appointment at Facial Plastic Surgery Miami to check the progress of your healing and remove stitches if necessary. Then you will be able to comfortably sport your youthful, more energetic appearance.