Is Blepharoplasty right for me?
If you feel that you could benefit from a more awake, youthful appearance, then a Blepharoplasty may be the right procedure for you. Eyelid surgery is usually performed on adult men and women who have healthy facial tissue and muscles and have realistic goals for improvement of the upper and/or lower eyelids and surrounding area.
As with all cosmetic surgeries, this is a very personal decision and you should only do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.
What may I expect during my personalized consultation?
Are there additional aspects of my consultation specific to Blepharoplasty?
How will I prepare for my Blepharoplasty?
Where are the incisions made during a Blepharoplasty?
Dr. Vartany positions the incision lines so that scars are well concealed within the natural structures of the eyelid region. Drooping conditions of the upper eyelids can be corrected through an incision within the natural crease of the upper eyelid allowing repositioning of fat deposits, tightening of muscles and tissue, and/or removal of excess skin. Conditions of the lower eyelid may be corrected with an incision just below the lower lash line to remove excess skin. A trans-conjunctival incision, one hidden inside the lower eyelid, is an alternative technique to correct lower eyelid conditions and redistribute or remove excess fat. There is no visible scar with this technique. Dr. Vartany will advise you, at the time of your personalized consultation, what approach will be best for you and the results you wish to achieve.
What may I expect during my recovery?
Are there additional instructions for my Blepharoplasty recovery?
Use your previously prepared cold compresses over the eyelids during the first 48 hours after surgery. Allow the compresses to stay on the area in 15-20 minute intervals. Swelling will be at its worst 2-3 days after surgery. Swelling typically dissipates over the first 5-7 days after surgery.
Bruising typically takes 7-10 days to resolve.
You may get your face wet 24 hours after surgery. Be gentle when cleansing around the eyes and pat dry.
Keep your head elevated above your heart for 2 weeks after surgery.
Avoid getting overheated, sunbathing, exercise and/or any strenuous activity that could potentially elevate your heart rate or blood pressure for 2 weeks after surgery.
Sutures will be removed, in the office, 3-5 days after surgery.
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Important Facts about the Safety and Risks of Blepharoplasty
Dr. Vartany will explain, in detail, the risks associated with blepharoplasty. It will be your personal choice in determining if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any risks or potential complications.