Droopy or baggy excess skin on the upper and/or lower eyelids can often make you appear more tired and aged. Eyelid surgery, also referred to as an eyelid lift or blepharoplasty, is a facial plastic surgery procedure that removes excess skin or droopiness around the eyes to restore a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
Southern California board certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Daniel G. Kolder and Dr. Robert S. Improta, can perform both upper and lower eyelid surgery for individuals who wish to reduce signs of aging of their upper or lower eyelids, or for people who suffer from congenital disorders of the eyelids, such as ptosis or drooping of the upper lid.
Our experienced plastic surgeons and staff at Pacifica Center for Plastic Surgery believe that each patient is unique and deserves an individualized treatment plan to fit their needs and achieve the best results. Schedule your one-on-one consultation at our Camarillo practice to find out how eyelid surgery can help you look your best.
Your Eyelid Surgery Consultation
Your initial consultation at Pacifica Center for Plastic Surgery will help determine if eyelid surgery is right for you, as well as whether you will benefit from both upper and lower eyelid surgery, or just one or the other.
You will be able to ask any questions you may have about eyelid surgery, and Dr. Kolder or Dr. Improta will cover details such as surgery steps, benefits, and recovery. There will also be eyelid surgery “before and after” photos for you to take a look at. These photos can give you an idea of the results you can expect to see with an eyelid lift.
The Eyelid Surgery Procedure
Your eyelid surgery will be performed using local sedation or sometimes general anesthesia at our own Ambulatory Surgery Center. A small incision will be made in the natural creases of your upper and/or lower eyelids to remove excess skin, tighten underlying tissues, and remove excess fat which may be causing puffiness beneath the eyes.
Eyelid surgery is often combined with other facial plastic surgery procedures to treat signs of aging in other areas of the face. Dr. Kolder and Dr. Improta can safely perform eyelid surgery in conjunction with procedures such as the facelift or brow lift.
Recovering from Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery recovery time is roughly 5 to 7 days after surgery, though, individual recovery times can vary. Swelling, bruising, tightness and soreness are to be expected following your procedure. However, pain medications may be used to help ease any discomfort while you heal.
Keeping your head elevated and light walking when you are up to it can help with the healing process. Dr. Kolder and Dr. Improta will provide you with detailed care instructions once your surgery is complete.
Eyelid Surgery Results
When your skin is fully healed, your eyes should appear wider and more youthful than before your surgery. Rejuvenating the appearance of the eyes often has a significant impact on the overall appearance of the face. Patients often feel more confident following their eyelid surgery and enjoy the results of their procedure for many years.
Eyelid Surgery Next Steps
For more information about eyelid surgery, please contact us online or call our Camarillo practice at 805-491-9535 to schedule your consultation with one of our Southern California board certified plastic surgeons.
All cosmetic consultations are complimentary at the Pacifica Center for Plastic Surgery in North Camarillo.
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