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Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery - Blepharoplasty
Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery with Oculoplastic Surgeon, Dr. Andrea Hass can help improve the appearance of your upper and/or lower eyelids to give you a rejuvenated appearance making you look more rested and energetic. As men and women age, their upper eyelids tend to sag and lower eyelids can become puffy which certainly can lead to a tired and older appearance.
Eyelid surgery helps treat:
- Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
- Fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids
- Bags under the eyes
- Droopiness of the lower eyelids, showing white below the iris (colored portion of the eye)
- Excess skin of the lower eyelid
Typically these conditions appear as part of the natural aging process or in many cases are due to heredity. In the case of heredity, patients as young as their 20s or 30s may achieve a great improvement to their eyes through blepharoplasty. For more mature patients eyelid surgery removes excess skin, eliminates bags and restores firmness to the area surrounding the eye giving you a more rejuvenated and youthful eye area, without looking startled or surprised.
Good candidates for eyelid surgery are generally adult men and women who have healthy facial tissue and muscles AND have realistic goals for improvements of their eyelid area. You should not have medical conditions that can impair healing. At your consultation with Dr. Andrea Hass you will also review any eye conditions you may currently have or had, such as: glaucoma, dry eye or a detached retina. You should also share any other health conditions such as thryoid disorder, Graves' disease, cardiovascular or high blood pressure or vision impairment and blindness. More importantly you should be honest with Dr. Hass in sharing your expectations for the surgery.
How is the surgery performed?
Blepharoplasty surgery is done through small incisions hidden within natural skin folds. Various amounts of skin and fat are removed and muscles are tightened. Scars heal well and are generally imperceptible within weeks. In some cases, the lower eyelid surgey can be treated using incisions made on the inside of the lower eyelid, with no external scars, which is called a transconjuctival blepharoplasty. Either way, at Hass Plastic Surgery & MediSpa, Dr. Andrea Hass tailors eyelid surgery to the needs of each individual patient.
This out-patient procedure is performed under twilight or IV MAC sedation in our AAAASF certified facility in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. It is not a painful procedure and patients find their recovery consists of some minor swelling and discomfort which is normally controlled with cold compresses and pain medication. Most patients find their bruising is minimal, generally lasting about 2 weeks, which is also when most patients are back to all their normal routines. Though these procedures are generally performed within 1 - 2 hours, the improvements in appearance are often dramatic and long lasting.
For examples of Dr. Andrea Hass' surgical work please review our gallery of before and after photos. Keep in mind, at a consultation our staff will also be able to show you even more of the doctor's work and Dr. Hass will help you understand the right procedures for your refreshed look.