What is blepharoplasty?
Upper blepharoplasty is performed to reposition and remove tissue and fat of the upper eyelids. The procedure is conducted through small incisions made in the natural crease of the eye; so any scarring is well hidden. Tissue is then manipulated in a way that follows the natural curvature of the skeletal structure. Dr. Douglas is careful to preserve as much natural tissue as possible during upper eyelid surgery in order to ensure the eyes close properly and that they also look younger and more refreshed. Furthermore, Dr. Douglas will address any fat pockets or hollows in the upper eyelids by repositioning and preserving precious eyelid fat. This approach, as opposed to simply removing fat, creates the most natural looking results. At the conclusion of surgery, fine stitches are placed to close incisions.
Lower blepharoplasty is performed to improve the smoothness and tightness of the lower eyelid. This procedure carefully lifts skin and underlying tissue and repositions the fat to fill hollows or reduce puffiness beneath the eyes.
Dr. Douglas is a firm believer in customizing every blepharoplasty to the specific needs of each patient. Therefore, there is no particular technique that is right for every patient. Blepharoplasty procedures are developed after analyzing the anatomical structure of the patient alongside the unique features of their eyelid tissue.
Who is a candidate for blepharoplasty?
How long does blepharoplasty recovery take?
Activity may be limited for approximately 10 days after surgery. However, some patients return to work within the week. Care should be taken to avoid strenuous activity until cleared by the surgical team.
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Dr. Douglas is an internationally-known oculoplastic surgeon with experience in both initial and revision blepharoplasty. For more information on this procedure, schedule a consultation in our Beverly Hills office. Call (310) 657-4302.