Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Article:

Playboy Magazine February 2009

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Upper (Eyelid) Blepharoplasty

Lower (Eyelid) Blepharoplasty

Creation of Upper Eyelid Fold

BEFORE AND AFTER

UPPER  (EYELID) BLEPHAROPLASTY

UPPER  (EYELID) BLEPHAROPLASTY

LOWER (EYELID)  BLEPHAROPLASTY

LOWER (EYELID)  BLEPHAROPLASTY

CREATION OF UPPER EYELID FOLD

Eyelid Surgery may be done either on the upper eyelid, lower eyelid or both. It can also be used to transform an Asian eyelid (absent upper eyelid fold) to make them more natural-looking. Scars will usually fall along your lower lash line or in your upper lid crease and will become indiscernible within a few weeks. Excess skin, muscle and fats maybe removed during the procedure.

At Faces and Curves, the procedure usually starts with a comprehensive and individualized approach to Eyelid surgery, noting the guest's concern and safety as the top priority. Guests are then evaluated giving emphasis on their present medical conditions. Allergies, bleeding problems and medications taken are to be reviewed and when needed a cardio-pulmonary clearance will be required. Dr. Recasata will then provide you with the best option on what procedure will be appropriate for you.

What to Expect if You have an Eyelid Surgery:

Anesthesia:                         Local or Sedation

Location of Operation:      Faces and Curves Surgical Center or Hospital

Length of Surgery:             60-90 mins

Length of Stay:                   Outpatient (Home on the same day)

Discomfort:                         Mild pain under medication for 2 days

Medications/Smoking:     (Aspirin, Vit. E, Gingko Biloba, etc.)Stop at least 10 days prior to surgery

                                              and resumed 2 weeks thereafter.   Antibiotics may be prescribed

Swelling and bruising:     Will be mostly gone 10-14 days, cold compress will help

Dressing/Bandages:        No bandages

Removal of Stitches:       3rd or 4th day

Complications:                  Very low risk, Bleeding may occur, prolonged swelling, visible scars. Rarely

                                              visual changes, difficulty closing the eyes when asleep, ectropion. and Infection.

Return to Work:                You may do so 3-5 days, appearance is you’re only limiting factor

Exercise:                            May be resumed on the 3rd week

Sun Protection:                 At least 3 months with SPF 15 or higher

Final Result:                       Seen 6 – 12 weeks

Average Cost:                   Available upon request