Whether you want to improve the appearance of your eyes or are experiencing problems seeing because of droopy eyelids, blepharoplasty can rejuvenate your eye area. At Gabrielle B. Davis, MD Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, California, Dr. Davis, a specialist in plastic and reconstructive surgery, provides natural-looking results to enhance your appearance. Schedule your blepharoplasty consultation by calling the Los Angeles office or booking your visit online today.
With age, the delicate underlying structure around your eyes loses its support. Over time, fat pockets protrude, causing bags and puffiness in your upper and lower eyelids. This may give your eyes a sad or tired appearance — even when you’re happy and have plenty of rest.
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to address these effects by eliminating or repositioning excess skin and fatty tissue in your upper and lower eyelids. The surgery can rejuvenate your eye area, giving you a happier, more alert-looking appearance.
Dr. Davis recommends blepharoplasty to address a range of problems that develop with age. The surgery can correct:
Blepharoplasty also addresses fat pads to give you a more rested and youthful look.
When you come in for a consultation with Dr. Davis, she thoroughly evaluates the structure and anatomy of your eyes to determine whether blepharoplasty is the appropriate procedure to address your concerns. Together, you can decide whether you need surgery on your upper lids, lower lids, or both.
Sometimes, a drooping upper lid happens when the support structure of your eyebrows and forehead weakens with age. Given this, Dr. Davis may also recommend lifting your brow to give you the results you desire.
Dr. Davis performs your procedure using either local or general anesthesia, depending on the severity of the bags and unwanted skin around your eyes. She makes an incision in the natural crease of your eyelid, so it's hardly noticeable.
She then removes excess skin and fat to give your eye a brighter, fresher appearance. Your surgery usually takes no more than two hours.
You can expect your eyes to be swollen and bruised after surgery, but icing the site and keeping your head elevated help minimize these symptoms.
You'll apply antibiotic ointment daily for one week to promote healing. You might also need lubricating eye drops if your eyes feel dryer than usual.
Call the office of Gabrielle B. Davis, MD Plastic Surgery today or book a consultation online to see if blepharoplasty is right for you.