Eye Lid Surgery Orange County:
Facial aging around the eyes starts to develop early in the mid-to late thirties with excess skin, crow’s feet, and lower eyelid bags for some. It only worsens through the 40s and 50s. This process makes the focal point of the face appear tired. Correction of those tired eyes through blepharoplasty (eyelid) surgery is a very common cosmetic surgery procedure. Not looking so tired is the main reason why many people consider blepharoplasty procedures.
Blepharoplasty (eyelid tucks) can make the greatest difference in reversing that tired aged appearance since it is the focal point of many human interactions. Removing a little excess skin and fat can really clean up your eyes and make you look less tired and more vibrant. This is why I always call blepharoplasty the best value of all facial aging procedures. It causes the greatest positive change in your appearance.
One of the more interesting things about blepharoplasty is that it is painless to go through for most patients. Yes, there is some noticeable swelling and bruising around the eyes but remarkably, there is usually no pain. You look ‘beat up’ but you don’t feel so. Recovery from blepharoplasty is what I call social recovery. When you feel comfortable again going out in public is what makes up blepharoplasty recovery. For some patients, they are not concerned about their appearance and they are out in public again in 3 days. Most patients do care, however, so their full return to the public eye may be closer to 7 days.
Blepharoplasty is one cosmetic surgery where what you do before and after the procedure can make a big difference in the amount of bruising and swelling that occurs. Stopping any aspirin and non-steroidal such as Advil, Motrin medications, or herbal medications such as Omega3 and Fish oil 3 weeks before surgery is the first step. Taking arnica tablets beginning one week before and after surgery is the next step. Keep your head and your eyes iced for the first 24 hours after surgery. I also place a cold pack on the eyes which helps reduce swelling on the traumatized eyelids. After the first day after surgery, your main efforts are over other than keeping your eyelids moist with a light coating of antibiotic ointment. (this keeps the sutures soft so that they are easier to remove)
In 10 – 14 days, you will look ‘non-operated’, even though there is still some small amount of swelling and perhaps some line of bruising along the lower eyelid. By 3 weeks after surgery, you will be able to enjoy the full benefits of your blepharoplasty surgery! You will look more refreshed and that will undoubtedly be noticed…even though most will never figure that it was due to eyelid surgery. (unless you told them!)
Men concerned about the aging process affecting their appearance can turn to male blepharoplasty for masculine, youthful-looking eyes. The treatment is efficient and safe when performed by expert surgeons.
The aesthetic appeal of male blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is immense. Puffy and droopy eyelids and overhanging skin folds are unmistakable signs of aging middle-aged men begin to experience. But this isn’t just an aesthetic issue. Overhanging skin folds make the upper eyelids droop, leading to impaired vision. Blepharoplasty can address and solve this problem as well.
Male eyelid lift for masculine, youthful-looking eyes does have aesthetic benefits, and the advances of technology have resulted in blepharoplasty techniques such as a laser that are quicker and simpler to perform and are relatively free from pain, bruising, and complications. Generally performed under local anesthesia, eyelid lift involves removing the excess tissue, fat, and skin that cause the sagging upper eyelids. Removing excess fat and tissue involves incisions but is deftly handled by experienced and skilled facial plastic surgeons who make sure the incisions are created in areas around the eyes that are not instantly visible. This results in minimal scarring that won’t interfere with the youthful appearance you’ve acquired. Once the remaining skin is skillfully reattached, the process is complete.
Techniques such as Laserbleph employ a state-of-the-art laser that perfectly does the task with minimal swelling and bruising. Eyelid surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis, and thanks to advanced techniques, patients can return to work more quickly. The only requirements are for the patients to be free from eye-related thyroid problems, or insufficient tear production. Please contact Dr. Sadati’s office and set up an appointment for a consultation to see if you are a good candidate for a blepharoplasty. With male blepharoplasty for masculine youthful-looking eyes, there is no need to fear the aging process.
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