What is an upper blepharoplasty?
An upper blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift or eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure performed to address aesthetic concerns and functional issues related to the upper eyelids. During the procedure, the surgeon makes precise incisions along the natural creases of the upper eyelids, allowing access to the underlying tissues. Excess skin, fat, and sometimes muscle are carefully removed or adjusted to achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
Am I a candidate?
Upper blepharoplasty can effectively address drooping or sagging eyelids, reduce puffiness, eliminate hooding, and create a more defined eyelid contour. The procedure is often sought by individuals who feel that their upper eyelids make them appear tired, aged, or even obstruct their vision.
What can I expect during an upper blepharoplasty procedure?
During the procedure, you can expect several key elements. The surgery is typically performed under local anesthesia, ensuring the patient’s comfort throughout the procedure. Dr. Warner will make precise incisions along the natural creases of the upper eyelids to access the underlying tissues. Excess skin, muscle, and sometimes fat deposits are carefully removed or adjusted to achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
You may feel minimal discomfort or pressure during the surgery, but should not experience any pain. The duration of the procedure depends on the complexity of the case, but it generally takes about one to two hours.
What can I expect after the procedure?
The recovery period typically involves minimal discomfort and swelling, and most patients can return to regular activities within a week. The results of an upper blepharoplasty can be long-lasting, providing a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance to the eyes.
Schedule an upper blepharoplasty consultation in Orlando
Consulting with a board certified ophthalmologist and surgeon, like Dr. Warner, will help determine if an upper blepharoplasty is the appropriate solution based on individual needs and desired aesthetic goals. Call 407-863-8700 or fill out the form below to schedule a consultation at Florida Eyelid and Cosmetic Surgery in Orlando.