A blepharoplasty in Fort Lauderdale targets excess skin and fat on the upper and lower eyelids. This excess skin and fat not only can lead to vision impairment and tension headaches, but it also makes you look much older than you feel. Through subtle and precise tissue removal, you can take excess weight and years off of your eyes.
Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery
A blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, can involve surgery to either the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. It can also address laxity in the levator muscles that are responsible for lifting the eyelid. Either due to genetics, aging, or other factors, the skin on our eyes can become loose and create unsightly, drooping skin folds. Some people may also have fatty deposits on their upper eyelids. All of these conditions can be corrected with a tailored blepharoplasty procedure performed by double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeremy White.
The benefits of blepharoplasty
There are many functional and cosmetic benefits to having a blepharoplasty procedure. From being able to see better and having some of the strain taken off of your eyes, and leaving you looking years younger and more attractive, eyelid surgery can be immensely beneficial. Other advantages to having eyelid surgery include:
- Looking more well rested
- A refreshed, more youthful look
- Lower lids can be corrected to sit naturally along the eye to reduce irritation
- A natural looking eye crease can be created or restored
- Fat deposits on the upper lids and be removed
Am I a candidate for blepharoplasty?
Candidates for a Fort Lauderdale blepharoplasty have often developed excess skin that droop below the lash line, which affects both vision and their appearance. A blepharoplasty procedure can alleviate this condition while simultaneously enhancing your appearance, so that you will look well-rested and years younger. Candidates for eyelid surgery should ideally:
- Be in good health with no medical conditions that would lead to risks in surgery
- Be non-smokers
- Have excess drooping skin or fat on their eyelids
What should I expect during a blepharoplasty procedure?
The procedure can involve surgery to both the upper and lower eyelids. This may be recommended to create a balanced appearance for some patients.
- Upper eyelid surgery involves an incision that is created externally in the natural fold. This incision blends with the natural appearance of the eye and allows for the greatest access for enhancement purposes.
- Lower eyelid surgery involves an incision either externally, just below the lash line for greater enhancement or within the lower lid in some cases
With both surgeries either sutures, surgical tape, or skin adhesives will be used to close the incisions. It is necessary to have someone drive you home and to help you with your household tasks for a day or two following surgery.
What should I expect while recovering from a blepharoplasty?
Your eyes will be gently covered with gauze to create a protective barrier around the incisions. You will be given post-surgical instructions to follow during the recovery period that will include treating the injection sites with ointment and sleeping with your head elevated. You will be required to wear sunglasses throughout the recovery period to protect both your eyes and the incision sites from direct sunlight. Follow-up appointments with Dr. White will be scheduled so that he can monitor your healing after your blepharoplasty in Fort Lauderdale.
When can I expect to see the results?
There will be some swelling and bruising directly after surgery and as this subsides the results will be revealed. Everyone heals at a slightly different rate, and every eyelid surgery is a custom surgery when performed by Dr. White, but generally, you will be ready to show off your refreshed look in about four weeks – with confidence.
Choosing Dr. Jeremy White for blepharoplasty near Fort Lauderdale
Dr. Jeremy White specializes in facial plastic surgery and is considered to be among the finest facial plastic surgeons practicing in the Fort Lauderdale area. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon near Fort Lauderdale you can be confident that your blepharoplasty procedure is being performed by an accomplished facial plastic surgeon who is highly-experienced, talented, and consistently achieves outstanding results that appear fully natural.
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